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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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Sidi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Food insecurity is the challenge I am currently facing. I have been a widow for four years now. I used to depend on my husband to provide for me. Since his passing, life has been very challenging. I have no source of a steady income due to lack of employment. Farming used to support me but due to the drought experienced in this area, there is no kind of agricultural activities taking place. Currently, my occupation is to make ropes that are used in making the traditional beds. The income I get is not dependable. In a month, I cannot make more than 1,000 KES. With this amount, I am unable to buy enough food for myself. In some cases, my daughter-in-law has to support me which saddens me."
Christine's family
access_time 4 days ago
Christine enrolled.
"I am a business woman with an ambition of expanding my business to be a bigger business. I have a family of 4 people of which 2 are my young children.. I am operating a shop business with a stock of 7000 KES and I depend on this business for all our domestic needs in the house. I have potential customers which I cannot serve them to the maximum capacity because my Capital is small and we have to restock every day. Receiving this money means I will fulfill my ambition of being a bigger business woman because we will be putting enough stock in our business which can serve our customers and hence get a huge profit and live a better life than this."
Mary's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mary enrolled.
"I want to renovate my House. The roof of my house is leaking and we are expecting heavy rains this month. Receiving this money means I will renovate my house and put an iron sheets roof instead of makuti roof which is leaking. I will start a green grocery shop business with domestic food items. We are away from shops and I believe I will be making alot of profit if I open a shop in our compound. Our compound is big with more than 39 houses and I believe all these people will be my customers because no body will accept to travel along distance to buy goods which are already available in the compound."
Juddy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Juddy enrolled.
"A prolonged period of drought and maize necrosis disease are the main challenges we are currently facing. Currently, we have 0.3 acres of land which we are yet to grow any crop because of delayed rainfall. We cultivated our land 7 months ago in readiness to plant maize but it has remained so because of lack of rainfall. This has given us sleepless nights wondering where we will get food to sustain our family for the next season."
Grace's family
access_time 4 days ago
Grace enrolled.
"Food insecurity is the current challenge I am facing. I am a mother of 3 children. I own a small business where I sell household items mainly cutlery. This business approximately earns me a profit of 3,000 KES per month. This amount is very little to fully sustain us for one month. My husband who works in Lamu as a welder tops up the amount, but because he is not permanently employed, he sometimes fails to support us. This leaves us with only the 3,000 KES to depend on. To avoid going to bed hungry, we sometimes have to skip the lunch meal."
Margret's family
access_time 4 days ago
Margret enrolled.
"I am a widow with 5 children in school and they need food. I don't have a special way of earning , I am just trying all sorts of life both as a business woman and also hired to cook lunch for some teachers; I am struggling to meet the needs of my children. Getting daily meals for my children is a bigger challenge. Paying my children's school fees also is a challenge and also my children have no good clothes because I cannot afford to buy them new clothes."
Catherine's family
access_time 4 days ago
Catherine enrolled.
"My household's main income activity is teaching, my husband is a headteacher at a nearby school and I'm a primary school teacher. My salary per month is KES 15,000 while my husband's is slightly higher than mine. We have four children in school and paying their school fees has been a headache for both of us. We also took a loan to built our house and each month it's deducted from our pay. Whatever income remains per month is insufficient to sustain all our our household needs such as buying food and paying school fees."
Joyce's family
access_time 4 days ago
Joyce received a $489 initial payment.
"While looking after my cattle at 9 a.m, I heard my phone beep. I was met with a lovely surprise when I checked my phone and saw that I had received KES 55,000. I was so excited to finally start the construction of my new house."
Betty's family
access_time 4 days ago
Betty received a $489 initial payment.
"While working on the farm at about 9.30 a.m. Out of curiosity, I decided to check my phone and that's when I saw that I had received KES 55,000. I couldn't hide my joy when it occurred to me that I finally had the money to buy a dairy cow for my family."
Marfret's family
access_time 4 days ago
Marfret enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a sustainable source of income for me. I intend to use my transfer to buy a cow and three goats at a cost of 40000KES. The fact that my children are still young and they have not started school, by the time they start going to school the goats will have multiplied so I will sell some and pay for my children school fees."