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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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Kipkorir's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kipkorir received a $507 second payment.
"From the transfers, I bought chicken and goats. The chicken lay eggs and I sell them and from that I never lack sugar or any basic necessities. I am also able to buy myself clothes from the sale of the eggs. The goats are also giving birth and soon I will be able to sell and get more money."
Bahati's family
access_time 1 month ago
Bahati received a $490 second payment.
"I spent part of my second transfer on buying a dairy cow and chickens at KES 20500. I have been yearning to own them for a long but I could not afford it since they were very costly. Also, I bought some beddings which include a bed and a new mattress. This was to replace the old beddings that we have been using for all those years. I then cleared some hospital bills for my children who have been unwell for quite some time. The remaining amount of money, I bought sufficient foodstuffs for my family and some other household items."
Farida's family
access_time 2 months ago
Farida received a $490 second payment.
"My life is better in many ways since I started a taxi business. I receive a payment of my earnings every weekend and this being a regular income, is the best thing that has ever happened. I also can start a poultry keeping initiative because of the availability of money go buy the chicken needed and to feed them. I will use the savings from my taxi business to live a better life."
Theresa's family
access_time 2 months ago
Theresa enrolled.
"start a business of selling chickens"
Rose's family
access_time 3 months ago
Rose enrolled.
"When I have eaten rice with chicken with my family in the evening"
Ramazan's family
access_time 4 months ago
Ramazan received a $464 initial payment.
"I plan to spend most of my first transfer to build a permanent house. I used part of my transfer to buy livestock such as two goats, chicken that will act my personal assets."
Zawadi's family
access_time 4 months ago
Zawadi received a $516 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some livestock such as ox and chicken, which will now serve as the living assets that I can lean on just in case of any emergencies. I also bought some new beddings such as a new bed and a mattress. These were to replace the old beddings that I have been using for all those years. I then cleared some hospital bills since I have been sick for the past year and I could not afford to go to the hospital due to the poverty life had stricken my homestead. The remaining amount of money, I bought enough foodstuffs for my children and better clothes."
Bahati's family
access_time 5 months ago
Bahati received a $517 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying a dairy cow and three goats and chicken which cost KES 29000. I later bought some beddings such as a bed and a mattress to replace the traditional bed that I have been using for all those years. I then bought a bicycle which is now helping me in fetching water from the dam. I also bought a water tank which will be helping me in collecting and storing rainwater. The remaining amount of money, I am using it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family that would take us to the next harvesting season."
Salama's family
access_time 5 months ago
Salama received a $519 initial payment.
"I spent part of my first transfer on buying some building materials such as iron sheets, building poles, timber, and nails. This was for the construction of a new house because the previous one was in a hectic condition and almost falling. I then bought some chicken as the living assets that I can lean on just in case of any financial difficulties. The remaining amount I am using it in buying enough foodstuffs for my family and some other household needs."
Halima's family
access_time 5 months ago
Halima received a $518 initial payment.
"Having have constructed a special house for my chicken has brought the biggest difference in my daily life. Initially, I have been practicing poultry farming but I did not give adequate resources to build their own house, and therefore I used to keep them in my own house which was unhygienic. In addition, most of the time some of the chickens were always stolen especially when I was not at home. This made me encounter loss and I was even thinking of quitting this time of farming. However, after receiving my first transfer all went well since I managed to construct a spacious house for them and this makes their environment to be conducive. There is now enough security and this assures me of getting sufficient products."
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