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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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Mujeni's family
access_time 8 days ago
Mujeni enrolled.
"I have a very big number of dependants with no clear source of income. I'm currently living with three of my grand children who also have three children each. On top of that, I also have a son whose wife went to Qatar in search of job leaving him with two children whom are also basically under my care. I'm really struggling to feed this number. I sometimes receive some help from my son, but mainly I'm always on my own burning charcoal and selling firewood to make ends meet. I used to depend on my husband who was employed by a particular cargo company at the harbour but he passed away at the beginning of this year." (Country: Kenya)
Rachael's family
access_time 8 days ago
Rachael enrolled.
"I do not have a reliable source of income. I'm a mother of five living with my husband and my children. Two of them are already attending a local grade school both paying school fees of $50 per academic term. My husband used to be a taxi driver in Malindi town but he stopped a year ago due to low daily income of just $2 he was generating from it. Currently he got a job as a casual labourer with a Chinese company constructing a particular road nearby, a job that he just got two week ago and has not yet earned from it. Personally, I sell palm wine at this village's shopping center. This earns me around $10 in two days. As a family we've been surviving with this, though not enough to pay all our bills." (Country: Kenya)
Kache's family
access_time 8 days ago
Kache enrolled.
"I used to stay in Mombasa where my son works but ever since I got an accident to dislocate my leg for 4 years now, I was taken back home where I stay with my daughter. The relocation has not been easy for me since living in the village is hard and sometimes, I am forced to engage in farm work to get food despite having a leg problem. My son's attention on me is no longer reliable and this means forfeiting meals on some days. What a life of worries! I am currently depending majorly on my grandson who sends cash to his mother for food. I, therefore, consider the lack of financial support from my children as the biggest challenge that I am currently facing." (Country: Kenya)
Fatuma's family
access_time 8 days ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"I live in a polygamous family where my husband has 2 wives with a total of 11 household members. This has posed a challenge to us since our spouse is jobless and it has forced me to engage in charcoal work to earn money that can sustain the needs of my 3 children. Considering this job, its income is very low say, ($30 per month), it is very hard for me to fully support my children's education. This challenge has already affected my secondborn because despite having good marks for a slot in secondary school, she never joined. What a stressful life as a mother! Hence, I consider financial instability as my biggest challenge." (Country: Kenya)
Tabu's family
access_time 8 days ago
Tabu enrolled.
"I have struggled with high blood pressure for years but at the moment it is taking a toll on me. My health is deteriorating, I am prone to infections and walking is becoming a challenge. I am focused to carry out light tasks at home, limiting my movements also. Most of the time I am sick and sad and this does not help with my condition." (Country: Kenya)
Charo's family
access_time 8 days ago
Charo enrolled.
"Financial Stability is all my heart aches for. Finding one job that can meet my basic needs, not just food but shelter and clothing. I live from hand to mouth and this has made it hard for me to build myself a house forcing me to sleep out in the cold. With the downpours, the nights are longer since I am not able to sleep comfortably." (Country: Kenya)
Racheal's family
access_time 9 days ago
Racheal enrolled.
"I have a family of two and hope to increase very soon. My husband is a casual worker earning approximately $100 per month. This money caters to food and no investment can be done. In some months he goes without work. That affects our daily meals. Last month we had two days without food. I am just a housewife with no job. So lack of reliable job is the challenge we are facing." (Country: Kenya)
Furaha's family
access_time 9 days ago
Furaha enrolled.
"My husband died three years ago which forced me to take on all the family responsibilities. I am a casual laborer earning approximately $30 per month. This only caters to food and it is even not enough. I have two children who are schooling at primary and college respectively. The one in college is sponsored by a compassion organization. The family takes one meal per day. This has made my children to grow very week. Lack of reliable source of income is the challenge I am currently facing." (Country: Kenya)
Hannington's family
access_time 9 days ago
Hannington enrolled.
"I have a family of five and we are all living in a three-bedroom house. It is spacious for the family and even accommodates visitors. However, it lacks furniture and also no plaster on the outside walls. I use plastic chairs in the sitting room which I do feel not good about it. I am now jobless relying on subsistence farming which does not do well due to a lack of rains. I built the house on 2020 when I was working at Kenya Ports Authority and I retired on the same year. I will use $500 to buy a high-class seat and furniture for the sitting room. This will uplift my dignity. I will also use $600 to plaster the walls and also color the house. This will fulfill my happiness and age slowly with joy." (Country: Kenya)
Albert's family
access_time 9 days ago
Albert received a $435 second payment.
"I save money so that when my child starts school, she can go to a good school. He is three years old. I would also love to expand my current house to a two-roomed house." (Country: Kenya)