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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 6 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"My dream in life is to construct a spacious house for my family. Since I was married 3 years ago, I have not been able to construct a good one due to financial constraints and hence my family has been seeking refuge from a neighbor. In April I constructed a small structure to save me from the shame that I suffered for that long. The structure I presently call my house is very small to accommodate my family and at the same time I use it as my kitchen. Receiving this money means the realization of my dream owns a decent house."
Haluwa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Haluwa enrolled.
"Spending sleepless nights due to the bad condition of my house has been the biggest challenge in my life. I have wished to have a good house but due to financial instability, I have never accomplished my desire. Being the only breadwinner for my family of 5, I am totally relying on charcoal burning activity which earns me 3 dollars per day. This income simply means food to my family leaving no coin for the other needs, resulting in my children drop out of school. Therefore financial instability is my biggest hardship in life."
Caro's family
access_time 6 days ago
Caro enrolled.
"Adding two dairy cattle to my herd as well as reduced worry level whenever my spouse who is the breadwinner of our family and does casual jobs fails to secure a job as well as building a more spacious iron roofed house for the comfort of my family is what receiving this money means to me."
Jumwa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"My greatest desire is to own a better house that can give me nice sleep. Considering the condition of my house which is nearly open roofed and almost collapsing, I rarely get enough sleep whenever it rains since I am forced to change bed positions. Receiving this money means a decent shelter because I am planning to use my first transfer on house construction. The remaining disbursement will aid in buying goats that will act as my long term investment. This will change my livelihood, a transformation that I have long wished."
Riziki's family
access_time 6 days ago
Riziki enrolled.
"Charcoal burning is what I have known as the only reliable source of income to support my family of 6 members. Considering the nature of this job being tiresome and risky, it's income is not consistent since preparing and looking for potential buyers is still a big challenge. This has forced my family to skip some meals or seek an alternative of borrowing from my relatives. This situation has robbed away my joy and I have always felt that, lack of a reliable source of income being the biggest hardship in my life."
Sidi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Financial constraint is our biggest hardship. Since my husband and I only rely on charcoal trade to fend for our 3 children, the income generated is never enough to sustain the family's upkeep. The process of burning charcoal in itself is very long and by the time we manage to amass everything until the charcoal is ready for selling, it is roughly over one week. During this period,there is no source of income and as such,my children on more than one occasion go to bed without eating anything since there is no income flowing to buy food. Ever since my son joined secondary school, he has been sent back home so many times for fee arrears to an extent that I have even lost count. As we speak it is 2 weeks since he returned in need of the accumulated ksh.8000 and I have no idea where to get it from."
Hellen's family
access_time 7 days ago
Hellen enrolled.
"We have been struggling to pay school fees for our two children in secondary school and one in college.Aside from those,there are another two who completed secondary school studies and did well but could not proceed to college because we could not afford to sustain all of them in school at the same time.Receiving this money will enable me pay a part of their fees as well as invest in poultry farming which will in turn provide an income to meet all the fees costs as they proceed with their studies."
Joyce's family
access_time 7 days ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Receiving this money is a great priviledge that could not have come at a better time.My family does not own any cows.We have been keeping two given to us by my spouse's parents and have been providing a small income through milk sale.However,at the end of the day,the asset itself(cow) does not belong to us and in the long run will not benefit our young children.I would like to buy two heifers so that as my young children approach secondary school I will have better capability of paying their fees through sale of milk as well as the cows if need be."
Katsele's family
access_time 7 days ago
Katsele enrolled.
"Burning charcoal for a living has never been easy because of its cumbersome nature. At some point I felt that I needed to do a lighter job and went ahead to start a cafe business. However, it did not succeed because of inadequate capital. This forced me to resume burning charcoal which has been my source of income to date. Therefore, receiving this money means reopening my hotel business. I will pair up with my sister who has experience in the same, thus reducing the cost of hiring an extra person. This business will help us take care of our children and give them the quality life they deserve. In addition to this, we will set up a goat rearing project that will help us cater for financial emergencies."
Joseph's family
access_time 7 days ago
Joseph enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is lack of money for Educating my daughter. Iam getting very little from casual labour which can not support payment of her fees hence some times she is chased or delays reporting school. This is affecting her academic performance."