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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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Rachael's family
access_time 18 days ago
Rachael enrolled.
"I am expectant with a six-month pregnant. I feel alot of pain in my lower belly since the fourth month. I went to the nearby health centre for medication and got some medicine but there is no improvement. I have no money to go see a specialist. This is the second pregnancy and the first one did not have such challenges. I am so worried about my health and the baby. This is the current challenge I am facing."
Stanley's family
access_time 18 days ago
Stanley enrolled.
"The main challenges that am currently facing have been brought about by the state of my health. Last year June I was unfortunately diagnosed with diabetes and things have changed since then. I have to attend monthly clinics that cost me $15 every month and I am a person who depends on casual jobs that pay $2 a day. This is an amount I cannot raise and I have been depending on well-wishers in the village to pay for the clinics and my medicines. I had thought of joining the national medical insurance fund but I wouldn't be able to pay the premiums that cost $60 annually. This health condition has also affected my vision slightly and this has led to difficulty in doing casual jobs that earn me a living. Employers, therefore, do not want to give me work anymore because I struggle to complete it."
Grace's family
access_time 19 days ago
Grace enrolled.
"I rely on livestock keeping to earn a living but it comes with its own share of challenges like diseases. Sometimes it is expensive to purchase medicine and vaccines. Three months ago, I lost fifty goats to a viral disease which was a big loss. We have never recovered financially from it at thesame time we fear investing more in livestock. This could be controlled if we had better veterinary services in our area which I feel is a lapse from the government."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 months ago
Kadzo enrolled.
"I have suffered from ulcers for 2 years now, but I have never received serious medication due to lack of money. This has affected my health status and I am always feeling weak. Since I am required to buy some medicine every month, this has been impossible something that has exposed my life to danger. I, therefore, consider financial instability as my greatest challenge."
Ngumbao's family
access_time 6 months ago
Ngumbao enrolled.
"Empowerment. My objective is to use this money to empower my children. I have 4 children who are still in school and one who finished a tailoring course a month ago. I hawk traditional medicine and toothbrushes to earn a living. This job earns me 6,000 KES a month. I entirely spend this income on food, leaving me with nothing to attend to the other needs of the family. With 20,000 KES, I am planning to open a tailoring business for the eldest child. I am hopeful the business will make her independent hence easing the burden of responsibility on me. For the rest of the children, I will buy 10 goats at a total cost of 25,000 KES. Goat production will help me raise their school fees because when financially pressed, I will be selling a few animals to settle the tuition fees."
Andrew's family
access_time 7 months ago
Andrew enrolled.
"This year March my wife enrolled in Kenya Medical college to pursue a course in Clinical Medicine. It has been her dream to be a doctor and this brought joy and happiness into our lives."
Cheruiyot's family
access_time 7 months ago
Cheruiyot enrolled.
"This money will help me to pay for my wife medication. We are married for two years but every time she is pregnant miscarriage occur within three months of pregnancy. She uses medicine that cost us KES 6,000 a month to maintain her pregnancy as for now. Apart from other problems like not having a cow and small house, Give Directly money will help us overcome the medical bills. We are so happy and relieved that time round we may succeed to maintain her pregnancy courtesy of Give Directly financial help"
Elizabeth's family
access_time 7 months ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"I have had three surgeries in the past two years for a recurring illness. Although I am almost free from that illness, I am left with so many challenges while treating it. I have to go for monthly check-ups that require money for transport and the doctor's fee. I also have medicine that I have to take for the rest of my life. Receiving this money will ease this because I plan on taking a medical cover plan for this and buying a dairy cow to be my source of income through selling milk because I am not able to do the heavy jobs that I did before."
Karisa's family
access_time 7 months ago
Karisa enrolled.
"My father is really old with so many health issues and my mother passed away. This means I have to be the breadwinner. It is a huge burden providing for everyone else. I have to buy food or pay for medicine when the children are sick. I don't make enough and this has been stressful. All of these responsibilities have prevented me from saving and being financially stable. I am not able to grow as an individual and I also don't even have my own house. I have to sleep at my cousins. It hurts to be in such a situation."
Charo's family
access_time 7 months ago
Charo enrolled.
"Receiving this money will help me a lot in my medication. I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis a few months ago and I am yet to fully recover. My plan is therefore to spend 2,000 KES of the transfer to buy medicine. For my long term plans, I plan to start rearing chicken to help me with little expenses at home such as buying food."