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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.
Symon's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Symon enrolled.
"The biggest challenge iam facing is floods in my area and iam not ready to suffer the same losses again so iam planning to use KES 45,000 of my cash transfers to buy land on higher grounds so that we can live peaceful and comfortable without fear of floods on raining season.I will use KES 20,000 of my cash transfers to boost our business and the remaining money I will use it to pay my children school fees, buy food, clothing and furniture for my family."
Nambayo's family
access_time 1 hour ago
Nambayo enrolled.
"Iam planning to use KES 50,000 of my cash transfer to buy piece of land on higher grounds because iam tired running up and down during raining season due to floods. I have my 2 children who are at secondary school, am planning to clear their school fees because that is the challenge am facing right now. I will use remaining amount of money to buy food, and clothing for my family and stock my business and also to cultivate my 2 acre piece of land." (Occupation: Small business)
Benta's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Benta enrolled.
"My husband who was the breadwinner passed on four months ago leaving me with two children to look after. I am currently still nursing my two month old baby and I rely on relatives to support us financially. The transfers will help me start up a business which will ensure I get a constant flow of income. I am excited because I will no longer have to worry how my children will get their basic needs in the absence of their father."
Sidi's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Sidi received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"This year, my dream is to expand my goat farming by purchasing more goats to supplement my current herd. Goatkeeping is a profitable business, particularly in our region, offering promising returns. I intend to finance this project using the transfers I receive, as I do not have a reliable job due to my sickness. Once I have many goats, I will sell some and build a new house, as the current one is very small and in critical condition. Living in fear of my house collapsing has been a constant worry, so having a stable and spacious home will bring much-needed peace of mind. This plan not only promises financial stability but also a better living environment for my family and me"
Sidi's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Sidi received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"For now, I have two main goals that I'm really focused on. First off, I'm determined to renovate my house, particularly by replacing the old, leaky roof. Dealing with those leaks during rainy seasons has been incredibly stressful, and I just want to put an end to that worry once and for all. It's about making my home a safe and comfortable place for me and my family. Secondly, my deepest desire is to see all my children attend university. I strongly believe that education is the key to their future success and happiness. Achieving these goals won't be easy, but I'm optimistic. With the monthly transfers I receive and the income I earn from my charcoal business, I'm saving diligently. I'm confident that, with perseverance and hard work, I'll be able to accomplish both of these dreams in the coming year and beyond." (Occupation: Small business)
Mary's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Mary received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My priority is to ensure my school-going children receive a good education, so I continue to allocate part of my transfers for their schooling. It is also essential to provide them with nutritious meals because a full stomach makes children happy and I intend to achieve this using part of the transfers. Additionally, I plan to use my transfers to expand my livestock, both chickens and goats, and ensure they are well cared for to multiply in number. This investment in livestock will provide a future income source to support my children's education. Ultimately, my children's happiness revolves around having access to food and education, and ensuring these needs are met brings me great joy." (Occupation: Small business)
Zawadi's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Zawadi received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My dream was to join college and study journalism, but my parents said it was too expensive and they couldn't afford it. So, I changed my plans and chose to pursue something else meaningful to my life. I enrolled in a two-year tailoring training program, which my parents are paying for. My plan is to save some of my transfers so that, after completing my course, I can purchase a sewing machine and other items necessary to start my own tailoring shop. Additionally, I have been saving in a local savings group, intending to use the matured funds to start a vegetable selling business. I have also been buying goats, hoping they will multiply and increase in number so that I can sell them and invest the proceeds in my tailoring business. Having my own business and achieving financial stability will make me happy."
Mwenda's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Mwenda received a $27 thirtieth payment.
"As a mother of two school-going children, my primary goal is to ensure they can continue their studies without interruptions. To achieve this, I spent $16 on their school fees, ensuring they were not sent home for unpaid fees. Additionally, I spent $3 on required school supplies. Unfortunately, one of my children was sent home because her school uniform was completely tattered, and she was not allowed back until she had a new one. I spent $9 to buy her a new uniform, allowing her to return to school and continue her studies. Seeing her happy in her new uniform fills me with joy. To supplement our food supplies, I spent $4 on groceries for my family. I am also engaged in dried fish selling business and to boost it, I used $35 of my transfers to increase its revenue potential. Additionally, I have been saving in our local savings group for future needs. I saved $30 of my transfers with the intention of using these funds to buy goats once the savings mature. I hope the goats will multiply and increase in value, providing a financial resource to sell when needed. Lastly, my son was unwell and required medical attention, so I spent $5 to take him to the hospital. He is now doing better, and I am happy to see him going to school and playing with the other children."
Kadzo's family
access_time 20 hours ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I have five children, and we all share a small house. My plan is to build a new house so my children can have their own space, and we, as adults, can have ours. To achieve this, I intend to balance my transfers between paying school fees for my children and purchasing building materials for the house. This way, I can gradually construct a new house for them. Additionally, I aspire to own cows for plowing my farm. To accomplish this, I have been buying chicken, hoping they will multiply. In the future, I plan to trade the chicken for goats, let the goats multiply and increase in value, and eventually trade them for cows. Achieving these goals means a lot to me and will bring me great happiness." (Occupation: Small business)
Jumaa's family
access_time 21 hours ago
Jumaa received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"To improve my financial situation, I plan to start a business selling electrical items in Mombasa, where I live. However, I need to clear my college debt first because the school is holding my certificate until I do. Once I pay off the debt, I can focus on setting up the business. With my knowledge of electrical items and experience in the field, I believe this business will be successful. It will help me get the supplies I need for my electrical jobs and attract customers by offering quality products and services. By using my industry connections and getting referrals from friends and colleagues, I expect the business to grow quickly and succeed."
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