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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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Kadzo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Due to the drought we are experiencing in the region, the water pan which is five kilometres away and our only source of water is drying up. The water pan which serves the three neighboring villages has water which is not fit for human consumption. This has forced us to be depending on water vendors who sell a twenty litre jerrican at 70 KES which we sometimes can not afford due to lack of money. Therefore receiving this transfer would mean finding a lasting solution to this water problem because I plan to connect tap water from the neighbouring village which will serve both for domestic use and for business purposes as I will be selling to the neighbors around. I will spend 45000 KES on this project. Through this I will have achieved water security as well as source of income for my family of 8 members." (Country: Kenya)
Jumwa's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"I am currently suffering from hernia and I have not yet visited any hospital due to lack of funds. This coupled with my old age has made it difficult for me to do the manual quarry job I used to do." (Country: Kenya)
Tonui's family
access_time 3 days ago
Tonui enrolled.
"The challenge we are facing currently is financial constraints.With a growing family the KES 500 I earn daily is not enough to cater to all the family needs such as clothing, food and shelter." (Country: Kenya)
Janet's family
access_time 3 days ago
Janet enrolled.
"The main challenge that I currently face is lack of a descent home. I live in one roomed house made of grass at the top. Sometimes when there is heavy downpour we experience leakage from the top. This situation is not favourable as we risk ourselves in contracting with pneumonia disease. We are super excited today that our ambition of building a new house will be realized." (Country: Kenya)
Kiprotich's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kiprotich enrolled.
"The challenge that I have is having a stable source of income. We rely mostly on our children to give us money for upkeep and doing some of the projects at home. Having a stable source of income will reduce our dependency on them and allow us to do the project we plan to do comfortably." (Country: Kenya)
Norah's family
access_time 3 days ago
Norah enrolled.
"My entire life, I have depended on the maize business to educate my 4 children all through their secondary education. Unfortunately, life took another angle when Corona struck the country in 2020. I shut down the business because I was running into losses hence concentrate on rearing livestock to earn income. Since my 3 daughters got married, I am remaining with my last born son who joined grade 9 in 2021. It has been a struggle paying his school fees since the KES 120 I earn daily, from the sale of 3 litres of milk is insufficient. It pains me that he is mostly sent home to collect the arrears, which I occasionally do not have at hand. When I receive these transfers, I intend to use KES 20000 to pay my sons school fees for the next 2 years. I will be grateful that he will have uninterrupted learning sessions hence prosper and be able to depend on himself in future." (Country: Kenya)
Nzaro's family
access_time 3 days ago
Nzaro received a $27 third payment.
(Country: Kenya)
Zainabu's family
access_time 3 days ago
Zainabu enrolled.
"Having separated from my husband ten years ago, I have been the breadwinner to my 3 children. I don't have a sustainable source of income, I depend on casual labour which can not sustain us in food and other basic needs. My three children in primary school have recorded higher absenteeism, let alone the huge balance to be paid. I would like to see my children through secondary education but where do I get the school fees from." (Country: Kenya)
Wilson's family
access_time 3 days ago
Wilson received a $484 initial payment.
"lt was around four in the morning while still asleep when I heard an SMS notification on my phone. On checking, it was KES55000 from GiveDirectly and I was very happy and slept peacefully because I had already planned for it" (Country: Kenya)
Mercy's family
access_time 3 days ago
Mercy received a $484 initial payment.
"It was around 12 midnight when I woke up and while checking time on my phone I had received KES55000 from GiveDirectly at around 11.30 pm that night. I was very excited and informed my husband of the good news and we good hardly sleep the latter part of the night." (Country: Kenya)