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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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Jacktone's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jacktone received a $367 second payment.
"My life is now different in that, I now have my own place unlike before when I used to live with a friend. I am now able to sustain myself and pay my own rent from the transfers as my business slowly picks up."
Geoffrey's family
access_time 2 days ago
Geoffrey received a $367 second payment.
"I spent my most recent transfer to open up a restaurant in Ngara Estate at Starehe constituency in Nairobi County. I had owned a restaurant in the same area for a few weeks, which I had opened up with my first transfers. Unfortunately, when I was a few weeks into running the restaurant, we received news that the Government had purchased the land where my restaurant was located and that all our stalls had to be demolished. Sadly, our shops and stalls were demolished and I was back to counting my losses again. Fortunately for me, I was waiting for my second transfers. I invested these second transfers into securing yet another spot in Ngara, where I opened up another restaurant. I hope in my heart that I now moved to a safer area. My business is picking up well and doing well so far."
Richard's family
access_time 2 days ago
Richard enrolled.
"Due to harsh climatic conditions in this area, access to clean and safe water for drinking is a tall order. Our nearest source of water is a nearby river utilised by both humans and livestock. This has constantly posed serious health hazards. In 2014, my wife of 13 years was diagnosed with typhoid and admitted to hospital for a week and doctor's report attributed unclean water as the root cause. I sold the only livestock I had to foot a bill of 30,000 KES. Since then, my worry has been a recurrence of a similar ordeal due to lack of unsafe drinking water. "
Margaret's family
access_time 2 days ago
Margaret received a $367 second payment.
"I spent my transfers to expand my salon business. I have been employed in a salon here in Mathare for the past two and a half years. I love and enjoy to plait hair and I have always desired to have my own salon, but I have lacked capital in the past. I never imagined that I would get capital anytime soon to open up my own salon. I opened up my own salon when I received my first transfers. I secured a spot at a location that is close to my clients, still here in Mathare, and I bought a few items. I then expanded this business with my second transfers. I bought iron sheets to cover some parts of the roofing, as well as plastic chairs, a hair drying machine, a mirror and some oils. My business is picking up well and I intend to grow and expand my business even further with my coming transfers."
Risper's family
access_time 2 days ago
Risper received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to be more secured in the next six months since I will buy and fix a steel door in my main house. I currently have a wooden door which is very weak thus I am always afraid that someone can easily break it and attack us."
Erick's family
access_time 2 days ago
Erick received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have bought a motorcycle. I want to have an extra source of income because I will have left our kiosk business for my wife to manage. This will expand our sources of income making us financially stable."
Mathlida's family
access_time 2 days ago
Mathlida received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have bought seat covers and this will make my house look decent. I will easily be able to spread them hence my seats will not look untidy anymore and will no longer be embarrassed to invite visitors anymore."
Erick's family
access_time 2 days ago
Erick received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I will have started my poultry farm. I believe this business will add me extra cash since chicken is a common delicacy in our village and also the nearby towns. With proper management and marketing strategies, I know that I will get enough profit to take care of the unplanned emergencies that may arise."
Lilian's family
access_time 2 days ago
Lilian received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to increase the number of my goats. I am also expecting to buy iron sheets to use to build a house for my son who spends his nights at our neighbour's home. This will make my life to be more at peace thus feel a positive change in my household's lifestyle."
Jenipher's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jenipher received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change significantly in the next six months. By that time, I will have purchased another cow. Consequently, I will be enjoying higher self-esteem and confidence in regards to supporting my family. Besides, I will be having more milk because at least one of our cows will be lactating. Consequently, I will be saving money which could be used to buy milk for use by my family. Still, we shall be leading healthier lives because we will be enjoying sufficient milk and other food items. Additionally, I will be having more income from the sale of milk and eggs."