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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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Amina's family
access_time 7 days ago
Amina enrolled.
"I have had a lot of struggle through my hawking business given that I have a problem with my right leg and can not comfortably walk long distances. But recently I got to feel really happy when my child who's been jobless for quite sometime finally got another motorcycle for taxi business. He lost the one he had four months ago and has been living through support from friends and me. Over that period I even borrowed $220 for him from a particular organization so that he could pay his bills. I was afraid it wasn't going to be possible to pay back in time, but he managed to raise that money and sent it all to me last month. I felt so relieved and happy."
Nicholus's family
access_time 11 days ago
Nicholus enrolled.
"I was passionate about studying to become a plant operator once I had finished my school education.  The problem I have, though, is that I don't have the money to pay the fees because it will cost me roughly $1200 to finish. I currently work as a motorcycle rider for boda boda and earn around $3 each day.  This money is insufficient to pay for my son's nanny and buy food because Felicity, my wife, is still enrolled in school." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Shyline's family
access_time 13 days ago
Shyline enrolled.
"I am a motorcycle taxi rider and this is where we depend to earn a living as a family. This work can only get me an average of $3.50 a day and all our needs look up to this little income. The rising cost of living has worsened the situation and I have found myself in debt I did not intend to have. The food requirements take about $2 a day and usually the remaining $1.50 goes to cater for school fees for my child. In any emergency for example recently when my child fell sick, I was forced to borrow money. I have so far accumulated debts of up to $20 which am worried I shall not be able to repay as soon as they are needed." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Johnson's family
access_time 16 days ago
Johnson enrolled.
"I have been in pain for the past three months just because of someone's negligence to observe traffic rules. I remember it so vividly, I was on the road on my motorcycle when I decided to take a left turn at a junction, I was careful and did not forget to indicate but the rider behind was not. He was at high speed and ended up knocking me off the road. I have been bedridden for those months, in pain, and unable to go to work. It is affecting my productivity at home focusing my wife to look for extra jobs just to feed us."
Maurine's family
access_time 17 days ago
Maurine enrolled.
"One month ago my husband managed to raise $200 that a particular credit company needed to be able to give him a motorcycle on loan for taxi business. I'm happy this was smooth and right now he's using the bike around the village. It made me happy that day, and I'm still happy today for my family because this gives me hope that my struggles are about to reduce. Even though we're not yet making much money right now because he's still repaying the loan, I know one day we will." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Adam's family
access_time 18 days ago
Adam received a $437 second payment.
"I want to concentrate on crop farming and livestock keeping in the upcoming year. However, the success of this endeavor is heavily dependent on rainfall availability. As a result, I will be able to embark on my motorcycle taxi business when we observe an increase in food crop production because many people will have more cash flow. However, since there is currently no money, I have let go of the taxi business, and I do charcoal burning more often. People stop using taxi services because of low cash flow. Unlike before, things were better because there were plenty of crops and low fuel prices, so people were not in extreme poverty as it is now."
Irine's family
access_time 18 days ago
Irine enrolled.
"I am 23, living with my husband and 2 children. We currently have build a house in a land that belongs to someone and we depend on casual jobs such as weeding, harvesting and burning charcoal. On a good day, when I work up to 4 pm, I get $3. This is a small amount for the family, my husband also works in the afternoon as a motorcycle rider, he works for someone and must pay a target amount of $4 daily. He's forced to work late in the night and also due to high fuel price of $2 per liter, he's not able to save much. He can save between $2 to $3 a day. This amount is small as it cannot sustain our family and we cannot save enough to buy our own land." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)
Emaculate's family
access_time 18 days ago
Emaculate enrolled.
"On October 6, 2022, my husband was in a motorcycle accident, and he hasn't been able to work since. I was also fortunate to give birth to a three-month-old child. Since my spouse is unable to work and the informal work I perform does not provide enough income for us and the kids, my current concern is a shortage of funds. We occasionally go without eating. I also have a daughter and son who are in test season, and I have no idea how I'll pay for their tuition."
Katana's family
access_time 19 days ago
Katana enrolled.
"I was once a motorcycle taxi but I got into an accident that forced me to stay jobless. Considering our area is not productive in terms of farming, I am now depending on charcoal work as my source of income. This job earns me very little, usually $60 a month, an income that goes into settling my bills leaving me with nothing to save. This situation has made me live in a horrible house because I can not afford to construct a decent one. Since our area is prone to elephants' inhabitation, I have always been in fear and this has never given me peace. What a sorrowful life!"
Joseph's family
access_time 24 days ago
Joseph enrolled.
"It felt so good to be able to move my hand without pain. During the seven months, I was not able to move on lift anything. I might have kicked off the year with tragedy but July was a turnaround. I am happy that I can at least hold the steering and ride a motorcycle." (Occupation: Motorcycle or bicycle taxi)