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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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Zeddy's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Zeddy received a $508 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I have never received the transfer. I am now much happier, having settled my children's school fees. Previously, my kids used to miss a lot with regards to education because of being sent home to collect the fee that I did not have since I had sold all the cattle I had previously. Through the transfers, I was able to settle the school arrears I had. I also invested in a business that I am confident that its profit will cater for the school fee for the rest of the three children who are still in school. I am optimistic that in some years to come, the cows I bought will reproduce and I will be owning several as did before."
Langat's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Langat enrolled.
"The biggest hardship we have faced as a family is the unfavorable climatic conditions and tropical diseases that adversely affect our crops. We are interested in farming to supplement our income. So, currently we are struggling to sustain ourselves because my wages (as a teacher) cannot adequately suffice our needs."
Chelangat's family
access_time 4 hours ago
Chelangat enrolled.
"As a family, the biggest hardship we have faced is the lack of white-collar jobs despite the acquisition of valuable skills and knowledge. My husband is a trained teacher, yet I am a professional social worker. Unfortunately, we have never managed to secure any formal employment, something that has made us lead a relatively substandard lifestyle."
Anna's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Anna enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will build a new kitchen and do some renovation in my other living room, I will also pay for school of my daughter who had to step down from school due tos lack of school fees. I am a widower and since my husband died who was a bread winner in the family, we have lived a miserable life of doing casual jobs in order for us to get something to eat, my age cannot allow me to do heavy jobs in my small farm. I plan to spend 400 dollars to pay for school fees, 450 dollars to build a kitchen and renovate the house and use the remaining balance for purchasing a dairy cow that will help me supplement the school fees in selling milk."
Sharon's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Sharon enrolled.
"Recieving this money means I will do dairy farming and increase my business of buying and selling eggs. I always do my business of buying and selling eggs but what I get, can only sustain me and one of my relatives whom I take care of him. I will use 600 dollars to buy 3 dairy cows, this will assist me to produce my own milk and sell the rest and get income from there, will also spend 300 dollars to expand my poultry business."
Faith's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Faith enrolled.
"We started building our home where my husband recently bought since we used to stay at his matrimonial home, it's a new home and we haven't finished and it's my disire that we finish it earlier so that we can start investing in dairy farming which we have always admired to do. My husband is a casual laborer who depends in selling goats in the market we end using all what he gets for food and pay school fees for my children. I plan to spend 500 dollars to complete my house and spend the rest to start a dairy farming."
Joseph's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Joseph enrolled.
"I currently live in a old grass thatched house that is licking.Receiving this money means a decent housing for my family. I intent to use $ 500 to build a timber walled house and $ 300 to purchase an additional dairy cow for the income generation and household use . Additionally, I will spend $200 on school fees for my son and the rest on food and clothing for the house."
Norah's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Norah enrolled.
"I am employed with the county as a Lab technician in a nearby health center earning a monthly income of 150USSD and with this together with my husband we can meet our family needs but we hardly save for our future lives. To me receiving cash transfer means, I will be able to invest in more incoming generating activities that will ensure me a better future. I am planning to spend the entire transfer on farming. First, I will buy a dairy of approximately KES60000 to add to my herd. This means I will have more milk for my household consumption and sales. In addition, I will use another KES50000 to improve my poultry farming by building better chicken houses and adding more birds to my farm. With an increase in my farm produce, I will be able to invest more in other activities like my children's education and save some for our future lives."
Langat's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Langat received a $491 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been had I not received the transfer. This is because I am now a proud owner of a dairy cow. I am now glad since I can proudly say that I have an asset of my own. In addition, I will be earning some income through the sale of milk when it calves and I will be able to use this money in paying school fees for my children."
Sammy's family
access_time 5 hours ago
Sammy received a $491 second payment.
"My life is different than how it would have been had I not received the transfer. I majorly depend on farming and hiring a tractor for tilling and planting purposes is always costly. I am glad since I have my own oxen that am planning to be using for this purposes. In addition, I will be hiring them to my neighbors and in turn earn some money that I can use to support my family."