GDLive Newsfeed
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.
Dzende's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dzende enrolled.
"I am a widow living with my family of seven. Life has been so challenging since the death of my spouse ten years ago. I depend on charcoal burning occupation which earns me peanuts which can not cater for the family's basic needs. Receiving this money would mean a new hope and sigh of relief to me as I will be assured of income every month and I will be in a position to provide for all the basic needs such as food, clothes and school fees for my five grandchildren. This would make them happy and concentrate on their studies. I will also be saving 1000 KES monthly so that I could buy 4 goats in 6 months time. This will go along way as it will be a source of income in future when I sell them at a profit."
Mariam's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mariam enrolled.
"I have three children who are in primary school. They have fees problems such that most of the time they are out of school. Raising school fees for them has been challenging because I only depend on my small business which is not doing well. Receiving this money would mean a reliable source of fees for my children as I will be spending most of the transfers on their education because I really love and value education. I wish to spend 500 per month to boost my small business so that it could generate some money for the family upkeep. I will also be saving some money so that I buy two goats in four months time. I believe through these investments my family will have a reliable source of income. The rest of the money will be spent on food."
Rehema's family
access_time 4 days ago
Rehema enrolled.
"I am a casual worker at a nearby quart, whereby I earn KES 1000 per week. The money I get is not enough for all the domestic needs. My spouse is not employed, he depend on construction work which is not reliable because he can stay for over a month without job. This situation is dire, and it has pushed me to spend some days skipping meals. Thus, I consider lack of money as the main challenge that I am currently facing."
Furaha's family
access_time 4 days ago
Furaha enrolled.
"My goal is to start a livestock farming once I receive the transfers. This is helpful because it an investment that is viable in our area. Due to the prolonged drought, crop farming does not do well. I am planning to spend the first trench to buy 10 indigenous goats and construct a shade where they will not be rained on. As they multiply, I will sell at a profit and cater for any arising needs such as food. I will also use the second on school fees for my children as well as other domestic use."
Florence's family
access_time 4 days ago
Florence enrolled.
"Financial instability is the major challenge that I am currently facing. My spouse lost his job as scrape metal dealer when the government seized their operations 1 year ago. He now works as a casual earning less than KES 8000 a month. The money is not enough for him and here at home. I require KES 400 to cater for the daily needs. Due to this, I have been struggling to make ends meet."
Kavumbi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kavumbi enrolled.
"My husband works in a quarry cutting building blocks. His earnings are too little to cater to our needs as well as pay school fees for our son who is in secondary school. This has left us unable to construct a good structure with the current one almost collapsing."
Alice's family
access_time 4 days ago
Alice enrolled.
"I am planning to use my transfer to build a structure. The one-bedroom house we are living in does not have enough space for my family. ( I have five children) I will spend the remaining amount on the purchase of goats which will act as an investment."
Kache's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kache enrolled.
"I will use my transfers to pay school fees for my son. He is undertaking an electrical course at a polytechnic. The rest I will use to boost my food vending business. I operate a food vending kiosk in a nearby primary school."
Emmy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Emmy enrolled.
"Financial instability is our major challenge. My husband who is the sole breadwinner is employed as a truck driver supplying goods to shops. His salary is way too low and can not sustain the needs of our growing family. This is because he has never received any salary increment and the price of basic commodities have skyrocketed."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"Receiving this cash will help me in getting new clothes for myself and my one year old baby. I am currently facing a challenge in buying attires since after separating with my husband one year ago, I have not found a stable job. We both wear worn out clothes which has greatly contributed to the child suffering from skin infection. My first three transfers will be utilized towards the same. I plan to start a cafe within the market center to generate income for the future of my child. I will use 20 000KES in launching the business within the first one year of the transfers."