GDLive Newsfeed
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.
Kadzo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"Every time it rains I am always distressed with the condition of my house. Rains are supposed to bring joy, especially in our land since it only rains for a few months. Instead, I am worried about the rain entering my house and how I will sleep at night, this is my current situation." (Campaign: UBI)
Charo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Charo enrolled.
"My wish is to seek medical help, to have a specialist examine my ears and eyes. I have been living on a tight budget and the support I get from my children goes to buying food, I have not been able to raise money to go to the hospital. Hopefully, I will be able to use these transfers to get medical help. I will also use part of the money to help with renovations. My house needs new iron sheets, the ones I have are worn out and are leaking, I also need to erect some pillars the house looks like it might fall. I am glad I will be able to accomplish all this." (Campaign: UBI)
Loyce's family
access_time 2 days ago
Loyce enrolled.
"My ambition is to educate my four children. The firstborn is in grade 4 and the last one is in nursery school. Education is the only gift I can give to my children and so I have devoted myself to seeing to it that they are empowered. I will commit 1500 KES to go to their school fees and the remaining amount I will use to start up a business. I will save up to 20000 KES to put up a small kiosk selling food to help improve my living standards." (Campaign: UBI)
Jumaa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumaa enrolled.
"Professionally I'm a teacher currently employed in a particular school as a support staff in one of the neighbouring villages. I earn about 15000 KES from which I support my family and also my siblings and parents. To manage all that, I had to start a business on the side operated by my wife offering MPESA services and snacks. It's gotten rough lately though, due to the fact that my brother with whom we used to take turns supporting our parents lost his job. And sadly it happened that around this same time, my younger brother is also diagnosed with a kidney cancer that requires several rounds of chemotherapy before removal operation. My father also runs a kiosk business but it can hardly provide a meal per day. All these family issues have squashed all my money including some of business's. When I get this money, I'll ensure that it restores my business so that I can keep getting more profit and grow my business again while still supporting my extended family." (Campaign: UBI)
Bendera's family
access_time 4 days ago
Bendera enrolled.
"I have a ton load of challenges all steming from lack of financial resources. I only managed to finish primary school education which can not get me any formal or well paying job out here. Currently I do not even have the means to enroll into a village polytechnic so that I can learn some practical skills that I can apply to earn a living." (Campaign: UBI)
Serah's family
access_time 4 days ago
Serah enrolled.
"My biggest challenge is inadequacy of financial resources. I finished my high school education a year ago but haven't join a college die to the fact that my father isn't able to afford it. He is currently focused on funding my younger brother's medical needs. The boy is hospitalized as we speak taking rounds of chemotherapy while awaiting an operation to remove one of his kidneys." (Campaign: UBI)
Rukia's family
access_time 4 days ago
Rukia enrolled.
"My biggest challenge is lack of a source of income. It's been a lot of time struggling to get capital to start a business in the line of beauty products and also to join a beauty college to get skills as a make up a artist. We discussed this with my husband but he hasn't made enough yet to pay for me the asking amount. Until then I'm stuck to being dependent on him." (Campaign: UBI)
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"My family of seven has no one who has a stable job. We only depend on my spouse who does odd job in Mombasa to fend for the family. This has caused lack of money for the basic needs such as food and school fees. We sometimes go to bed without food and this has affected my young children's health. The three children in school lack fees as they mostly spend most of the time out of school. This has affected their academic performances." (Campaign: UBI)
Charo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Charo enrolled.
"My son was diagnosed with kidney failure one year ago and he is yet to get the specialized treatment from Kenyatta National Hospital due to lack of money. This condition has been draining all my money to an extent of seeking help from well wishers. It is really stressing me and right now I am hopeless because I do not have the money to get him treated. Lack of school fees for my two children has been a challenge too for my family." (Campaign: UBI)
Dzende's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dzende enrolled.
"I am a widow living with my family of seven. Life has been so challenging since the death of my spouse ten years ago. I depend on charcoal burning occupation which earns me peanuts which can not cater for the family's basic needs. Receiving this money would mean a new hope and sigh of relief to me as I will be assured of income every month and I will be in a position to provide for all the basic needs such as food, clothes and school fees for my five grandchildren. This would make them happy and concentrate on their studies. I will also be saving 1000 KES monthly so that I could buy 4 goats in 6 months time. This will go along way as it will be a source of income in future when I sell them at a profit." (Campaign: UBI)
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