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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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John's family
access_time 9 days ago
John received a $249 second payment.
"I expect to be the envy of the entire village as by then my house would be completely plastered. My children will also be glad to live in the house as they would have fewer cases of colds and flu."
Isaiah's family
access_time 9 days ago
Isaiah received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that my son will have joined university so that he can further his studies. With this, I will be a fulfilled parent knowing that he is soon going to achieve his life dreams. My only concentration will be to ensure that my family feeds well and that my son at school has enough money to use in buying food."
Amos's family
access_time 9 days ago
Amos received a $49 seventh payment.
"I want to start operating a play station business which will generate some income for me going into the future. According to the research I have done so far, I was able to establish that I need a total of around 40000 KES to launch the business. With time, I am sure I will be able to have this business up and running."
Mary's family
access_time 9 days ago
Mary received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I would like to ensure I give my best as save to boost my foodstuff business which is my main source of income. It has not been doing well and I fear it might collapse anytime and before that happens, I would want to invest more in it."
Paston's family
access_time 9 days ago
Paston received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy household items such as sofa sets, television, and water tank. These are the house items I feel I lack in my house. If I do this, I will be at peace because I will have accomplished my desires."
Peter's family
access_time 9 days ago
Peter received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to start a business for my wife. This will help us get an income which we will use to meet my family demands and to pay for my wife's tailoring course. I know when she is done with the course and starts a tailoring shop we will have a stable source of income to meet our needs in time."
Regina's family
access_time 9 days ago
Regina received a $49 seventh payment.
"I spent the cash transfers on paying my house rent which is normally 3000 KES every month. I also paid school fees for my child who is currently in class six. After making expenditures on the two items, I remained with one thousand shillings which I used to buy food for my kids."
Jane's family
access_time 9 days ago
Jane received a $249 second payment.
"I expect to have build a house because the one we are currently staying in is too small and cant comfortably accommodate my growing family. Whenever I do any casual work, I save half and buy food with the difference hence I am very confident that soon I am going to build a new house."
Damianus's family
access_time 9 days ago
Damianus received a $249 second payment.
"I want to enlarge my livestock rearing by buying more livestock to add to the ones I own now. This will help in generating income for my family hence change in lifestyle i.e. constant supply of food for nourishment and sale of surplus to get income for our upkeep."
Paul's family
access_time 9 days ago
Paul received a $49 seventh payment.
"I used the cash to pay school fees for my two kids who had some pending arrears which had to be paid in good time in order for them to be allowed to carry on with their normal sessions in school. of the arrears. Half of the transfers were used to increase my stock capacity which in a way acted like a business expansion which will definitely play an important role in generating more cash for my business. I have been selling shoes within Mathare area for quite a long time now but the only challenge I have always faced is getting enough capital to expand the business. Finally, I remained with one thousand shillings which I decided to save in my Mshwari account for emergencies that may occur in the future."