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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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Gilbert's family
access_time 3 days ago
Gilbert enrolled.
"The income I get is too little to meet my needs. I have the fear that my newlywed wife might even leave me soon due to the poverty levels am currently in. I cannot afford necessities like cookware and furniture. The situation here is just dire and I have been so much worried even about the future that I might sink more into poverty." (Country: Kenya)
Alice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Alice enrolled.
"I do not own any animal and I desire to buy a cow. Receiving this money means that I will be able to get one for dairy. I plan to build a house with KES 30000 for my son who is now a grown-up because he sleeps in my neighbor's home and also fence my compound in over to restrain animals from straying into my farm and destroying crops." (Country: Kenya)
Caleb's family
access_time 3 days ago
Caleb enrolled.
"Receiving this money will mean that I will be able to buy a piece of land. I stay in my uncle's land and he can get it back anytime so buying 2 points of an acre with KES 40000 of the money will be great to me since it will give me the flexibility to do farming or any activity that I want. I plan to buy a dairy cow that I will take care of and sell the milk to Siongiroi Dairy and earn something to sustain me when the money that I get from my motorcycle taxi is less." (Country: Kenya)
Juliana's family
access_time 3 days ago
Juliana enrolled.
"Financial challenges are what hinder me to achieve so many plans. I rely on casual jobs to feed my family, my wife, daughter, and her two children but the money that I earn cannot enable us to buy food, and sometimes we sleep without food." (Country: Kenya)
Leah's family
access_time 3 days ago
Leah enrolled.
"Receiving this money will increase my sources of income. I plan to purchase two dairy cows purposely for commercial milk production and sale. This will cost me approximately KES 60,000. For the rest of the amount, I will purchase a water tank to be collecting clean rainwater for domestic use. Getting clean drinking water is a challenge as the main river source is far. We are forced to use borehole water as an alternative." (Country: Kenya)
Kibet's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kibet enrolled.
"I became independent 1 year ago when my father asked me to move out. I started doing construction work to make ends meet and built myself a house where I currently stay. Because I was in a hurry to put a roof over my head the construction of the house was not thoroughly done. The whole house is muddy and when it rains it pours inside because I did not have enough iron sheets for roofing. Whenever it rains the house is wet and cold and I often get a cold because of that. I wish to complete construction of the house with an estimate of KES 13,000 which will be for the materials since I have the skill already. My ambition is to be a poultry farmer of chicken and so I plan on using KES 35,000 of my first transfer in purchasing 35 chicken to start off my poultry farming business." (Country: Kenya)
Furaha's family
access_time 3 days ago
Furaha received a $488 initial payment.
"I felt so happy the moment I received the money because I had received an amount that I wasn't expecting expecting to hold in my hands anytime soon. It was a moment of pure joy and happiness, and I felt so grateful as well." (Country: Kenya)
Alice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Alice enrolled.
"Receiving this money means quality education for my children. I have 3 children, one in college and two in secondary school. Yearly, I part with KES 21000 as their school's fees. I lost my husband in 2019 and life has been an up hill task for the family. My children have been sent out of school several times because I cannot raise school fees on time. I depend mainly on selling eggs in kipsuter Centre and with little profit to make, it has been so hard to raise school fees. I plan to use KES 70,000 on school fees till they complete their studies, the remaining I will use to buy a dairy cow worth KES 30,000." (Country: Kenya)
Weldon's family
access_time 4 days ago
Weldon received a $489 second payment.
"I have plans to till the land and grow maize. I also have plans to buy another cow. I had planned to do the above when I got the transfer but unfortunately, I was not able to because the money was not enough. I, therefore, plan to get the money from the casual jobs that I usually do. Apart from the casual jobs, there are self-help groups that I have joined. We usually make merry-go-round contributions in the groups and hence there is some money that I am expecting to get. I plan to use the money from the groups on buying another cow to add to the ones I have. I want to till the land and grow maize because when it ripens, my family will have something to eat, and hence I will no longer have to incur the cost of buying maize. I can hence save some money that I usually make from casual jobs and use it on other developments. The cow will be of great benefit to me in the future when my child joins school because, with the milk that the cow will produce, I will sell some and use the money in paying for her school fees." (Country: Kenya)
Caren's family
access_time 4 days ago
Caren enrolled.
"I am a mother of three children,and we separated with my husband about 5 years ago. I have since been solely taking care of my children and ensuring that there daily needs are taken care of. Currently I don't have any income and its through the well wishers that we can afford a meal. This situations is worsening but then its a big relief to me and my children that we shall receive this transfers from Give directly. With my small farm,I intend to unleash my ambition of poultry farming. The chicken coop will cost KES. 40000,200 one day old chicks at KES.20000. The remaining amount will cater for food and clothing." (Country: Kenya)