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." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
Bendera's family
access_time 4 days ago
Bendera enrolled.
"I'm an eighth born in a family of ten currently just resting in the village after missing a chance to join high school due to lack of funds. When I finished my primary education, my father openly declared that he wasn't able to take me through high school and that I should give him sometime to pool funds so that I could join village polytechnic instead. But right now this has been quite too long with family issues erupting everyday. When I receive this money I want to just effectively save up my transfers so that I can raise enough money to start paying my college fees on my own." (Country: Kenya)
Serah's family
access_time 4 days ago
Serah enrolled.
"I'm the seventh child out ten in this family. My father runs a shop and a kiosk to provide for his family while my mother is more of a housewife occasionally helping him in the shop. I finished my high school education a year ago and I haven't mange to join any college because he doesn't have funds for that right now. This is mostly because he still has my younger sister who finished class eight two years ago and yet to village polytechnic, and also a younger brother who's currently down with kidney cancer awaiting operation to remove the affected organ in four months time. Sadly enough, I have no option but to struggle and make things work out for me on my own. Receiving this money will just grease this process. I want to first spend my transfers to start a business preferably mpesa or general shop as a way of building more savings to get college fees so that I can later enroll for Early Childhood Development course." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
Katana's family
access_time 4 days ago
Katana enrolled.
"Lack of support from my parents is the biggest challenge I am currently facing. Since my parents decided to separate me from their household life has never been the same. I have to work as a taxi driver at my tender age and provide for myself and my 2 cousins with whom we lived together." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
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." (Country: Kenya)
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