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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.
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Calsine's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Calsine received a $475 third payment.
"I spent my transfer on renovating our house, paid school fees for three of my children and bought a boat which my husband is using for fishing."
Teresia's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Teresia received a $476 third payment.
"I did spend my transfer to make a boat and a fishing net. I did this because I saw it wise to start a project that will sustain my livelihood even after the transfer have been sent and indeed it was a good decision. Currently my children's school fees is generated from the project as well as the family up keep. This has been made possible due to the unconditional transfer I received from GD. It has transformed my life and that of my family members."
Moses's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Moses received a $478 third payment.
"I used the last transfer to buy cement, sand and other construction materials that i used to do some finishing on my house. In addition to that, I also bought fishing nets that I use during my fishing expeditions."
Samwel's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Samwel received a $497 third payment.
"I spent part of my third transfer on constructing a fishing boat that I'm using for fishing. Being that previously I used to hire a fishing boat, I felt I was running at a loss and that's why I decided to own mine. I'm now happy my income has improved hence my living standard too has improved. Part of the money I used to buy a cow for rearing because I have never owned a cow. I felt it was about time I own one because it's a form of investment in that after it has given birth I'll have both additional cow and milk too."
Nancy's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Nancy received a $479 third payment.
"I used my last transfer to buy a boat because I had fishing nets but had no boat which I had to hire at an extra cost."
Washingtone's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Washingtone received a $479 third payment.
"I used the last transfer to buy a boat for fishing because before then, I hired a boat which I paid monthly. I spent the rest of the money to buy my own fishing nets which means that now I get to enjoy all the benefits of my labor out in the cold at night."
Jared's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Jared received a $478 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on constructing a fishing boat that I'm using for commercial purposes. Previously I could hire people's fishing boat which was so inconveniencing and expensive but now I'm happy I own mine which has improved my income."
Josphine's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Josphine received a $480 third payment.
"I did spend my transfer to purchase two sheep that costed me 8,000 KES. I as well bought a fishing net worth 12,000 KES, I paid fees worth 16,000 KES. The remaining amount I spend on household expenses."
Seline's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Seline received a $478 third payment.
"I used this money to buy cows that I used to pay my own dowry. In addition that, I also bought household items such as house curtains. I also bought new steel doors and windows that I fitted into my new house. Finally I bought new fishing nets that we use to fish everyday."
Moses's family
access_time over 3 years ago
Moses received a $637 second payment.
"I spent the last transfer I received to buy a fishing boat to generate income for my family and seats to beautify my house. I also bought more livestock to rear for sale later.This is a sense of financial security for my family."
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