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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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Francis's family
access_time 8 days ago
Francis enrolled.
"I have been living a single life for a very long time and now I see this as an opportunity for me to get a partner. So, when I get this money, I will use part of it as dowry to acquire myself a spouse who will help me with home related work like laundry, cooking and many more. I will also buy other household items like utensils, beddings, furniture and clothing because the ones I have currently are very old and not in good order."
Gorety's family
access_time 8 days ago
Gorety enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will buy livestock. In these are goats, chicken and cows for both raising and as oxen. I will also buy an ox-plough that will help in ploughing the fields. We are currently using hand hoes for this which affects our out puts but with an ox-plough, our outputs will go high of which we shall have enough food for both home consumption and selling. If thers is any balance, I will buy some beddings for adults and children because the ones we have apparently are not good."
Grace's family
access_time 8 days ago
Grace enrolled.
"Receiving this money means completing constructing my Permanent house that I had started but due to lack of enough resources, I failed to complete it. I currently sleep in a grass thatched house but it is not spacious enough to accommodate visitors."
Norah's family
access_time 8 days ago
Norah enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land. I have only a small piece of land which is not able to sustain the needs of my family. As such, I try all that I can to hire but this is not easy. Some times, I brew local alcohol in order to raise some money but this is not sustainable. It is common for me to use up capital based on the need. I am not able to save and buy land as it would be my wish."
Hellen's family
access_time 8 days ago
Hellen enrolled.
"The biggest hardship Ivhave faced is lack of money to cater for our children's education, medical care and feeding."
Lois's family
access_time 8 days ago
Lois enrolled.
"Receiving this money means acquiring livestock in form of animals that will act as Income generating activity for my household. When they multiply, I will sell some for paying school fees for my children while some will remain as an investment. My current situation is reliant on farming in order to make sure that my children receive quality education."
Betty's family
access_time 8 days ago
Betty enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to take care of the education needs of my children and roof the house that I started to build in Bukedea town. "
Edisa's family
access_time 8 days ago
Edisa enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face is my spouse is so sickly and he can not do any work to assist me in sustaining the family needs. Iam left with no noice but to manage the family affairs alone like farming, providing basic needs for now over 10 years. The status of family members is so miserable since I cannot afford what is necessary. My children have ended up dropping out of school because Iam un able to raise fees."
Jesca's family
access_time 8 days ago
Jesca enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will first renovate my house so that it gets a new look. I will also buy bulls and an ox-plough that will help in ploughing the fields. We have been paying for this services but when we get our own, it will ease our work. We shall also hire it out so that we get extra income."
Merab's family
access_time 8 days ago
Merab received a $450 second payment.
"My life is much different in that we are now sleeping under a permanent house. This is an achievement that would not have been possible because we did not have money. Prior to receiving the cash transfers, I was living in a small thatched house which was expensive to maintain annually."