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.
Jumwa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"My husband and I are aged and we cannot work anymore. I do subsistence farming though on a small scale. Most of the time I depend on neighbors for food whenever we fail to harvest. Lack of reliable sources of income is the challenge I am currently facing in life."
Philister's family
access_time 2 days ago
Philister enrolled.
"A reliable source of income is the challenge I am currently facing in life. My husband and I do casual jobs making very little income which caters for food and school fees. Sometimes we can take a whole month without any job. This makes the children miss classes due to lack of school fees. I also lack the capacity to build a house for the children thus we all sleep in the same house which is against our culture. The boys are grownup ."
Florence's family
access_time 2 days ago
Florence enrolled.
"Housing is the challenge I am currently facing in life. My house was demolished by rain some years back and since then I have been seeking shelter from outside the compound. I lack the capacity to build another house."
Nzadze's family
access_time 2 days ago
Nzadze enrolled.
"The source of reliable income is the challenge I am currently facing in life. I am a housewife and my husband does casual jobs at Watamu making little income which caters for food and school fees. Most of the time the family goes without food and even children miss class due to lack of school fees. This is really a challenge for me."
Karembo's family
access_time 2 days ago
Karembo enrolled.
"My husband is a coconut wine tapper, a job that can not be relied on because it's income is very low, usually $7 per week. This is very minimal to support a family of 9. To an extent, my children's education is highly affected since most of the time, they are sent out of school. What a life! As a mother, I have felt the pain of desperately watching them at home. Hence, I consider the lack of a reliable source of income for my household as the biggest challenge."
Sidi's family
access_time 2 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Raising my five children single handedly has posed a big challenge to me because I do not have a reliable source of income to depend on. Currently, I have a small business of selling soft drinks but I have never established a working place to call it a business. I usually sell them during community functions and in the event there is non, I stay idle at home. This has made me financially insecure and it has directly affected the education of my children. One of them had to drop in form three due to accumulated debt in school. Hence, I consider financial constraints as my biggest challenge."
Frida's family
access_time 2 days ago
Frida received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My aim for the upcoming year is to strengthen the stability of my pastry business, ensuring consistent profits that will significantly increase my income. I am eager to utilize the transfers I will receive to purchase additional stock and supplies for my business. With this extra income, I will be able to comfortably provide for my son's education, bringing me peace of mind. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program."
Jumaa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jumaa received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"My goal is to set up a shop near the road to enhance the efficiency of my electronic gadget repair business. Currently, I operate the business from home and in a remote area, and this has limited its accessibility and awareness among potential customers. I believe that having a dedicated space will attract more clients and contribute to the growth of my business. Additionally, I plan to run this venture alongside my existing barbershop, which will greatly boost my income. To achieve this goal, I intend to utilize my savings as well as my upcoming transfers. I am deeply grateful for this assistance, which has transformed my life for the better."
Kamone's family
access_time 2 days ago
Kamone received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My objective is to build a sustainable business that will provide a stable income even after the program ends. I plan to launch a livestock venture, with a primary focus on goat farming. I'm pleased to announce that I have already acquired three goats, and I am eager to expand my herd with the upcoming transfers. Establishing a reliable source of income will ensure that my children have the financial means to pursue their education. This project has brought about positive changes in my life, and I am genuinely grateful for it."
Lucy's family
access_time 2 days ago
Lucy received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"My main focus is to secure quality education for my children. Since nine of them are still in primary school, there is a long road ahead until they finish secondary education. I have dedicated all my transfers towards this goal and plan to reserve a portion of my future transfers to handle any remaining school fees or unexpected costs. I firmly believe that education is the pathway to success and by empowering them, they will be able to attain good jobs and become self-reliant in future. Moreover, they will also be in a position to support me in my old age. I am sincerely thankful for this opportunity to positively impact my children's lives and look forward to a brighter tomorrow."