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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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William's family
access_time 6 hours ago
William enrolled.
"Being without a stable source of income has challenged me. Am not able to pay school fees and provide better shelter for my family."
Thabnu's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Thabnu enrolled.
"I lost my husband 1 month ago. I was left with children to take care of. I have to provide all basic needs and pay school fees, this has really challenged me to the extent of burning charcoal to cater for their needs."
Maria's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Maria enrolled.
"The challenge that I am currently facing is food insecurity mainly because of prolonged drought. It has been three years since we received ample rain in our area. This has been a stumbling block to achieving the education of my children. I depend on charcoal production and the earnings which is about KES 2000 per month go to buying food and water only. In a day I need KES 250 for food and water. I use three jerican of water, two for my live stock and one for domestic use that cost KES 150 while KES 100 is spent on food for a family of four."
Sidi's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Sidi enrolled.
"I have a four roomed house at the market Center which is almost falling down. Receiving this money will give me another opportunity to renovate it. With the presence of a school and a dispensary at the market Center, some teachers and nurses will be able to rent in my house.This will definitely relieve me from the pain of charcoal making since I will have a monthly income of at least 3000KES."
Jane's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Jane enrolled.
"My first born is in form two in a day school in our village. Most of the time this child is sent home for school fees. This child is my only hope for my family that when he finishes, he will get a job. The school needs 39,000KES per year. Therefore, I plan to use this assistance to pay for my child school fees and use my charcoal business income to cater for my other needs."
Sidi's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a sustainable and reliable source of income. I currently depend on charcoal business to provide for my children's needs. With my husband who is not working due to an accident he got, it has become very hard to cater all my family needs alone. Therefore, I plan to buy goats which will be like a future investment for my family. I will use the goats when they give birth to pay school fees in the event I fail to do it with my charcoal business."
Karisa's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Karisa enrolled.
"Currently, I work as a charcoal vendor, but my longing has been to start a business ( buying livestock and selling) but due to financial struggles, this desire has never come to pass. Receiving this money means attaining it. I am aiming at spending KES 40,000 to purchase at least 15 from rural areas and sell them at a profit price in town. Approximately, I can make proceeds of KES 15,000 in a month which will be a good source of income for my family of 7 members. Other than that, I will spend the remaining amount to clear school fees for my child who is in college. Hoping that he will secure a good job and assist us in the future."
Sidi's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Receiving this money means safety and privacy for me. This will be achieved through building a new strong house. I am a 48 years old widow with a family of 4 children. I currently live in a house that is so weak and in a very poor condition. The walls are full of holes. I also share the house with two of my children. Living together with them under the same roof denies me my needed privacy. I intend to build a new house at a total cost of 30,000 KES. A house strong enough to safely live in. I will then renovate the previous house for my children. Living in a separate structure from my children will guarantee the privacy that is required between a parent and a child."
Rose's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Rose enrolled.
"The money will make my dream of being self reliant come true. I am a mother of one without any form of employment. I only depend on my husband to provide for me. At my age ( 20 years), and still fully depending on someone to cater for my needs lowers my dignity. I intend to buy 10 goats at a total cost of 30,000 KES. The goats will be a source of income for me. Once they multiply, I will be selling them at a profit. The income will go straight into to sorting some needs of my family without bothering my husband. I will also be considered as a valuable person since I will no longer be depending on anyone."
Furaha's family
access_time 6 hours ago
Furaha enrolled.
"Poverty! I have many problems with little income. I am a charcoal business woman and my husband has no job. I need to pay school fees for my children and feed thm.. Getting food and water is a big challenge in our area. All water pans have dried up and we depend on motorcycle operators to bring water from Bamba town which is more than 20 kilometres away and this commodity is very expensive. Each 20 liters jerican of water costs 100 KES."