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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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Solomon's family
access_time 3 days ago
Solomon enrolled.
"The main challenge that I'm facing at the moment is the lack of money. Currently, I don't have a permanent job and therefore I depend solely on casual labor which I get occasionally about two times a week. Through this casual labor, I'm able to earn 20 dollars which aren't enough to cater to my household needs. Since my neighbors are also in need I can't ask them for any assistance to meet my basic needs which makes life very difficult since I have to go without food sometimes."
Lilian's family
access_time 3 days ago
Lilian enrolled.
"Food insecurity is a major problem that we face at the moment. This was occasioned by the prolonged drought, we have never received adequate rainfall for the last 3 seasons, we had planted maize and millet last season but they ended up drying because of distress from lack of water, the livestock too was affected and quite a number of them died from starvation due to inadequate pasture. We have been forced to buy the foodstuff from Marigat town, sometimes we cannot afford more so when the cost of living rose to unprecedented levels. Life has really been hard for us and we have nowhere to turn to, we are hoping against hope that things will be better this year now that we have started receiving rainfall."
Jackson's family
access_time 3 days ago
Jackson enrolled.
"In the past, my main economic activity was charcoal burning. It is throught this that I was able to get cash to supplement my food and nutrition needs. On average, I would sell 9 sacks of charcoal for USD 50. I would also use this cash to fend for the livelihood needs of my nuclear family. However, deforestation has resulted in a drastic reduction of trees. Consequently, we have little to no disposable income to procure food to supplement our nutritional needs."
Rael's family
access_time 3 days ago
Rael enrolled.
"Due to the drought, it's really difficult puting food on the table. Last year I planted some millet and due to no rains I harvested nothing. This has led to the food instability we're experiencing now. To get food I was forced to sell all my chicken and some some goats. We had no other choice due to hunger. This has been the biggest challenge facing us. It's sad not being able to eat and worrying everyday about food. To also survive I've been depending on my children."
Florence's family
access_time 3 days ago
Florence enrolled.
"Food access has been a big challenge. Most of our income is channeled towards food which is also expensive. In this village, growing food is hard and especially because of the drought. This has also led to water shortage making it difficult to grow. All this has made it hard getting food, affecting our ability to get adequate food. We mainly depend on the casual job my husband acquired outside the village. This a times may not be enough for our sustainance."
Reuben's family
access_time 3 days ago
Reuben enrolled.
"In this village, we've experienced an elongated drought. Coupled with poor farming lands, it's difficult growing and harvest enough food. The last time we had good rains were 2 years ago. This has led to a lot of food shortages hard hitting on our family. To obtain food, we need to do manual labours paying $2.50 a day. The amount is little and at the same time difficult to get a job. It makes me sad not to be able to provide for my family. Life has been really hard because of inadequate food."
Nelson's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nelson enrolled.
"Financial instability is the main challenge. I do casual jobs to earn a living and the money I get is not enough to meet the basic needs of my family. Casual jobs are also unreliable, sometime I can stay a whole week without any income forcing me to spend all my savings. This has hindered me from investing in an income generating activity."
Jonathan's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jonathan enrolled.
"Since I separated from my wife in 2020 over irreconcilable differences, I have never had peace of mind. She left with my two children and since then I have never set my eyes on them. My efforts to reach out to them.has proven futile and makes me feel like I have failed as a father as my children are being raised by their mother only. I hope that one day, I will be in a position to meet them and be present in their lives so that I can have the joy of fatherhood."
Tingo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Tingo enrolled.
"Financial constraints is the biggest challenge. With old age, I cannot fend for myself hence I fully rely on my children for support. Considering they have their own families to look after, I feel like a burden to them. If I had a source of income my life would have been better and decent."
Zakayo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Zakayo enrolled.
"I have one major challenge that I'm faced with at the moment and this is the lack of money. I lack enough money to provide for my family's basic needs such as food and also for my 5 children's school fees. I depend fully on casual work which I get occasionally. In addition to this, casual work pays very low since I can only manage to earn 20 dollars each day I get to work. I feel my life is very difficult without enough money."