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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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Kana's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kana enrolled.
"Food insecurity is the biggest hardship that I have ever faced in my life. This is because we depend mostly on subsistence farming but due to the lack of enough rains, our area is ever dry and we can not rely again on farming. This has forced us to do very low-paying and tiresome jobs like charcoal burning to feed our family."
Furaha's family
access_time 6 days ago
Furaha enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the inability to cater for my children school fees rendering them on and off school."
Sanita's family
access_time 6 days ago
Sanita enrolled.
"Receiving this money means enough water supply for my family. I'm planning to use 50 dollars to purchase a bicycle for my family. The bicycle will aid in fetching enough water for domestic consumption. I'm planning to use a further 50 dollars to construct a two bedroom house. The two bedroom house is spacious and will serve my family better. In addition to this, am planning to use 180 dollars to buy six goats for domestic rearing. I'll later sale the goats to cater for my children school fees. I'll use the balance to buy enough food for my family. Doing this will give me the peace I have always desired to have."
Mwenda's family
access_time 6 days ago
Mwenda enrolled.
"I am a housewife who depends on my husband who does casual jobs at our nearby center. His wages are not enough to sustain all our needs such as shelter. He always makes 350 shillings in a day and it's not guarantee. Therefore, lack of a good source of income is our biggest hardship."
Lina's family
access_time 6 days ago
Lina received a $496 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfers in that I used to do small grocery business at the market. The amount of profit that I get from this business is so small and Cannot meet all the basic needs including paying school fees for my children. I used to walk up very early in the morning to go to market get the grocery. I could not get enough time to spend with my family members. Currently because I have cleared all the school fees for my children I no longer do much of this job rather devote much of my time on my farm for planning. My family now have enough food to eat and also sell the surplus to earn an income to meet other basic household needs. My children could be sent home to collect the school fees and this was affecting the performance. I am so happy because the performance has improved so much. Give directly helped me to over come this challenges. My business is also doing so well and Iam pretty sure that I will pay next term school fees."
Recho's family
access_time 6 days ago
Recho received a $496 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfers in that I have bought a water tank. I used to walk for a long distance to get clear water for drinking and for domestic used. This was taking much of my time which I could have used to do other chores. During the rainy season it's so slippery and this is so risky and one can likely fall down and get injured. My grandchild usually helps but but this is after school. When I received the second transfer I bought a water tank for storing clear water for domestic and for my cows. This has reduce the amount of time that I could used to look for water. I am planning to start a horticulture farming because I have enough water to water it. I will be in a position to have enough vegetables for the family and sell the surplus at the market to earn an income to meet other basic household needs. I am so grateful for the support."
Bendera's family
access_time 6 days ago
Bendera enrolled.
"Receiving this money means renovating my house. It has been in bad shape for quite a long time and I'm afraid it might collapse leaving me homeless. I will use part of the transfer to purchase building materials that will be used to construct a concrete foundation and pillars to strengthen the walls. I will also purchase a cow that will earn me income from it's produce. These transfers will greatly improve my life."
Karisa's family
access_time 6 days ago
Karisa received a $498 second payment.
"My life is currently different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer in that if it was not for the transfers my children would still be sleeping in the kitchen which they shared with the chicken too. Seeing them sleep in a conducive environment makes me proud."
Kadzo's family
access_time 6 days ago
Kadzo received a $498 second payment.
"My life has improved compared to how it would have been had I not received the transfer because if it was not for the money I would not be having an iron roof house. The previous house had a leaking roof and not only would we be rained on but most of our households too were destroyed by rain. I am glad I cam now safely keep my households."
Fathuma's family
access_time 6 days ago
Fathuma received a $498 second payment.
"Had I not received the money I would most likely be homeless. My house was at the verge of falling down and I am afraid had I not received the money it would have most likely fallen down. I am grateful I now have a secure decent house ."