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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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Samuel's family
access_time 3 hours ago
Samuel enrolled.
"Evening is the happiest part of my day because am always satisfied after taking my super.I hardly take lunch during the day because I transport water to various houses using my cart"
Vicky's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Vicky enrolled.
"Receiving this money means my long time dream of have a better house will be fulfilled. I have a grass thatched house and it tends to get smoky when cooking. It's even difficult to cook when you have visitors. I plan to construct a iron roofed house. This means i will be able to collect rainwater. To get clean water you have to buy from the water kiosk within our village but it's not sustainable. I expect to cost around 200 dollars. My husband love chickens and he has always wanted to start eggs business. So when we get this money we also plan to purchase layers. This will help us generate more income and also household use. I plan to use 200 dollars of my transfer to buy them. The rest of the money we use for our personal needs."
Alfred's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Alfred enrolled.
"When i get this money I want to buy a heifer. Usually my mother gives us milk for our household use but since I am now independent I need to provide for my family. My area is prone to draught, so i need an ordinary cow who can survive with this weather conditions. A good heifer cost around 300-350 dollars. I also need to buy a water tank. We get water from the river far from my household. This water is not even safe for drinking. A water tank of 2300 litres will go a long way. This will cost me around 1700 dollars. The rest of the money we use to for household needs."
Norah's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Norah enrolled.
"My normal day starts with engaging in farming by giving my livestock minerals salts and water before going to my workplace where I will be there from 8 AM till 5 PM when I start my journey back home. In the evening just after arriving, I ensure that my cattle were well feed before I get into the house to prepare my supper. In the evening just after taking my supper is the happiest part of my day since this is the time I get back to my bed and relax as I flashback the good memories of my day."
Mercy's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Mercy enrolled.
"My intentions now is to renovate our house and buy a plastic water tank (Kentank) to help us harvest rain water and avoid perennial water shortages. I will therefore budget $150 for renovation and $200 to buy Kentank. I will also buy a dairy cow with $300 as it will enable tap income through sell of milk. My husband has Kiosk and I will give him $200 to buy more stock to the enterprise, the remaining $150 I will use to buy clothing and food for my family."
Stanley's family
access_time 1 day ago
Stanley enrolled.
"It's been in my plans to build an iron-roofed house for my growing family. The current house I have is a grass-thatched house meaning I can't harvest clean rainwater for consumption. Our source of water is far and it's a seasonal river, it's water isn't usually good for consumption. It's also very tiresome carrying water on the back since we don't any other means. I moved to this current place a year ago and I haven't had enough money to build a house. This house will cost me ksh 30000. For the rest of the amount, I will purchase a cow for Ksh 40,000."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 1 day ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"My day is usually very busy. I start by doing house chores like fetching water before going to the shopping centre where I have my hairdressing business. I work till 5 pm on a busy day. I get back home in the evening feeling exhausted. The happiest part of my day comes in the evening after having my meal. This is because I take the time to relax after a busy day as I chat with my spouse and children."
Lily's family
access_time 1 day ago
Lily enrolled.
"To me, receiving this money means I will be able to establish a better incoming generating activity at home. I am planning to spend KES80000 to invest in farming. I wish to use KES45000 to put up a chicken poultry farming in my compound since with this I will be able to collect eggs that I will use for household consumption and sales for income. In addition, I will use KES35000 to buy a dairy cow to add to my herd. Having more cattle in my farm means more milk production thus a higher income. With this higher income from farming, I will be able to meet my household's daily needs and children's education. We receive low rainfall in our area hence getting clean water is sometimes a hard task here. When I receive my cash transfer, I will use KES18000 to buy a 2300 litre water tank thus I will be able to collect clean rainwater from my iron roof and this will ensure I have clean water for my domestic use at my doorstep. I wish to spend another KES12000 to buy furniture and other household basic needs."
Gilbert's family
access_time 1 day ago
Gilbert enrolled.
"Receiving this money will mean a lot to me. I'm currently constructing a house for my family. I will use some amount to tile the floors, buy a water tank because where we source water for use is very far and also buy a heifer with the amount."
Joseph's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joseph enrolled.
"We rely on subsistence farming in order to meet our needs. I would love to add a cow to my herd in order to boost milk production for sale. I will use 300 dollars to purchase it. I will buy a water tank for 20 dollars since we get water from far and my wife is not able to fetch water because of her age. I will use 150 dollars to pay college fee for my younger son."