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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
Mohammed's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mohammed received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My main goal is to purchase a bull for land cultivation and a female cow for milk production. I've been diligently working towards this by using my transfers each month to acquire goats and chickens, which serve as stepping stones toward my ultimate ambition. By consistently prioritizing these purchases, I am paving the way to eventually acquire a bull for farming and another cow for milk. This initiative will provide income to support my family. I also remain adaptable to address unexpected financial needs, adjusting how I allocate my transfers when urgent situations arise."
Nankiramat's family
access_time 1 month ago
Nankiramat enrolled.
"My heartfelt prayer has been to regain my health and return to work, standing on my own two feet again. The biggest obstacle I have been facing is lack of funds for medical treatment. I intend to use all KES 110,000 available to diagnose and treat my knee problem. Once healed, if there is any amount left, I plan to use it to support my grandchild's education by paying school fees. Additionally, I hope to invest in purchasing a cow, which will provide a sustainable source of income for me."
Maureen's family
access_time 1 month ago
Maureen enrolled.
"To solve the food problem for my family of 6, I plan to allocate KES 5,000. Following flood-related losses, KES 15,000 will be used for essential household items like utensils, beddings, and clothing. Addressing the high cost of milk, I intend to invest KES 35,000 in acquiring a dairy cow. The cow will provide milk for our household and generate extra income from sales in the neighborhood. KES 10,000 will cover school fees. Another KES 6,000 will be used to purchase 2 sheep, adding to our income streams. To overcome financial barriers hindering the start of fruit farming at my home farm, KES 39,000 will be spent on fencing and purchasing mango seedlings, along with fuel for irrigation."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My house is small, cramped, and leaking, making it uncomfortable for us to sleep in. To improve our living conditions, I plan to save part of my transfers in our savings group. When the savings mature in December, I will withdraw them and use the funds to build a new two-room house for my family, ensuring we can sleep comfortably and warmly. Additionally, I plan to increase my livestock by using my transfers to buy goats, complementing the chickens I already have. The chickens are intended to multiply, allowing me to sell them to address any emergency issues that arise. The goats will grow in number and value, enabling me to trade them for cows in the future. These cows will then be used to plow my farm. I am very grateful and optimistic about my plans because they mean a lot to me."
Kadzo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I have five children, and we all share a small house. My plan is to build a new house so my children can have their own space, and we, as adults, can have ours. To achieve this, I intend to balance my transfers between paying school fees for my children and purchasing building materials for the house. This way, I can gradually construct a new house for them. Additionally, I aspire to own cows for plowing my farm. To accomplish this, I have been buying chicken, hoping they will multiply. In the future, I plan to trade the chicken for goats, let the goats multiply and increase in value, and eventually trade them for cows. Achieving these goals means a lot to me and will bring me great happiness."
Meshack's family
access_time 1 month ago
Meshack enrolled.
"Receiving this money is a dream come true for me because it allows me to pursue three long-held aspirations: owning a cow, venturing into climate-smart agriculture, and improving my house. My top priority is acquiring a cow, which I can now achieve with the first transfer. Additionally, I've always wanted to implement climate-smart agriculture, but lacked the funds for essential equipment like a generator and pipes. With the second and third transfers, I will purchase a 100-meter roll of pipe and a generator to irrigate my one-acre farm. Achieving these goals gives me hope for a better life ahead."
Hillary's family
access_time 1 month ago
Hillary enrolled.
"For the longest time I have been supplementing crop farming with charcoal burning. Recently, the government restricted production of charcoal and it had a hit on my income at the same time crop farming is not reliable. I plan on using the transfers to diversify into livestock farming. I shall buy ten sheep and a cow which will ensure constant flow of income due to its disposable nature. I am thankful to Give direct,because my life will change for the betterment after the transfers."
Jennifer's family
access_time 1 month ago
Jennifer enrolled.
"Given the unpredictability of crop farming due to changing weather patterns and flood calamities, I aim to diversify my investments by focusing on livestock, which will provide an alternative income stream for my family. My plan includes purchasing 3 sheep for KES 12,000 and 2 cows for KES 40,000. In response to recent flood-related losses experienced by my household, I intend to invest KES 50,000 in acquiring land elsewhere to mitigate potential future risks. Additionally, I have allocated KES 4,000 for food and another KES 4,000 for clothing in my budgeting."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"I am committed to transforming my farming practices by acquiring cows for plowing. To achieve this goal, I plan to continue investing my transfers in buying goats, which I believe will multiply and increase in value, allowing me to trade them for cows in the future. Additionally, I will use the proceeds to purchase an ox plow, eliminating the need for manual labor. I am confident that my plan will succeed, as I am determined to invest my transfers wisely and work towards a more efficient and productive farming system."
Katana's family
access_time 1 month ago
Katana received a $27 twenty-first payment.
"Through the ongoing cash transfers, my dream is to have livestock like goats and cows, as they will increase in number within a short period and I can easily convert them to cash when the need arises. These animals will serve as a reliable source of income, providing financial security and flexibility. In the future, when my children are in high school, I plan to sell some of the livestock to ensure that all their educational expenses are met without delay. This way, I can focus on their studies and well-being without constantly worrying about money. Additionally, the livestock will help sustain our family's needs by providing milk and other resources. I am confident that with this plan, I will be able to build a stable and prosperous future for my family, ensuring that we are always prepared for any financial challenges."
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