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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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Benard's family
access_time 7 days ago
Benard enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of enough money to pay my children's fees."
Nacy's family
access_time 7 days ago
Nacy enrolled.
"My biggest challenge is lack of money for providing other basic needs to the family members. My children some times fall sick but I end up failing to provide treatment hence thier lives are at risk."
Aisa's family
access_time 7 days ago
Aisa enrolled.
"Receiving this money will mean that I can renovate and expand the house I live in."
Peter's family
access_time 7 days ago
Peter received a $512 second payment.
"If I could not have received the money I could not have managed to buy dairy cow and I am very sure I could still be spending money to buy milk from my neighbors. "
Anjeline's family
access_time 7 days ago
Anjeline received a $512 second payment.
"I would not have managed to built a kitchen and I would still be cooking out side under how I used before. I could also be sitting on a very old seat that can fall me down or even my visitors."
Betty's family
access_time 7 days ago
Betty enrolled.
"I am a poultry farmer of 100 chicken. Accordingly I am planning to spend the first transfer to buy a chain-link to fence the compound so as to practice free range farming. My poultry will have access to more natural food for increased production. Over and above there will be no more destruction of my neighbor's vegetable farm as they formerly did when my chicken roamed freely."
David's family
access_time 7 days ago
David enrolled.
"The biggest hardship i have faced in life is unreliable source of income. I work as a mechanic, a job that is never predictable due to the remoteness of this place. Paying school fees for my three children one in college, another one in secondary school and one in primary school has been a struggle to me now that i am the breadwinner of my family. "
Naima's family
access_time 7 days ago
Naima enrolled.
"Being a widow and the only breadwinner for my family of 3, I have been always relying on my small business of selling sliver cyprinid (omena) around the village that earns me $1 per day which is not enough to sustain us. My desire has been to have an alternative means to uphold my family but this has never materialized. I have wished to start rearing goats as they are cheap to raise and they can reproduce at a higher rate, unlike cows. Receiving this money means fulfilling my dream since I plan to use my first transfer to purchase 6 goats at Ksh.3500 each. This will serve as my longterm investment, something that will change my life for the better."
Margaret's family
access_time 8 days ago
Margaret enrolled.
"With the tough economic times,life has been a real struggle.My husband works with the Ministry of Agriculture but is a drunkard.This stresses me a lot because at times he spends a lot on alcohol leaving us with little to depend on.I feel the weight here at home because I am forced to work extra hard as a farmer in order to supplement what he provides for us.My joy is seeing him a more responsible family man.This will give me peace of mind and will automatically translate to a more stable family."
Rehema's family
access_time 8 days ago
Rehema enrolled.
"Since last year when my husband lost his job, financial constraint is the biggest hardship that we have been facing. All his attempts to get a new job have been futile. My income of ksh.150 that I earn from cooking in a mini hotel in Bamba is what my family of 6 children depend on. Balancing between buying for them food,clothes,paying for their schooling and even saving a little for emergencies is the biggest calculation to make on a daily basis. I feel so bad seeing them being chased away from school and going to bed hungry simply because I lack the finances to provide for their needs."