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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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Mirabu's family
access_time 15 hours ago
Mirabu enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to complete my iron-roofed house. I started building iron-roofed house but it ended at the ring beam level due to inadequate money for completing it. Iam forced to continue staying in a leaking grass thatched house with unbearable conditions of coldness. Once I receive this money , my plan will be to complete the house. My household members will thereafter enjoy staying in non leaking but rather comfortable accommodation."
Magdalene's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Magdalene enrolled.
"Receiving this money means ability to pay school fees for my child in a timely manner. This will create susainability in the household and out side rge household, thus the saying, " educate a child, educate a nation." I have been struggling to pay school fees for my child from the proceeds from farming. This leaves my household with little or no food at household level hence famine."
Beatrice's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Beatrice enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face is inability to own a reliable source of income which makes me very vulnerable. I am a housewife relying on the support from my spouse who is working with East African roofings. Some times I need money but he does not have cash at that material makes life difficult hence te need to start up an Income generating activity to sustain my household."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Elizabeth enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a boost in income. I plan to build a room for my tailoring business costing 20,000 shillings and buy variety of fabrics worth 25,000 shillings. This will ensure I attract more customers. I will invest the rest of the transfers in indigenous goats and oxen. "
Esther's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Esther enrolled.
"After clearing my tailoring course, I could not afford a sewing machine and thus opted to rent one at a fee of 1000 shillings a month. Receiving this money means I will be able to buy my own at a cost of 35000 shillings and save the monthly rent which will later enable me get a second machine and employ someone thus growing my business and income significantly. "
Asha's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Asha enrolled.
"My biggest hardship is lack of finances to build my own house. After my previous one collapsed and my husband died, I had to seek shelter in my co-wife's house. With a meagre earning of 250 shillings a day, my dream has been far fetched because I also have other needs to meet such as education for my 5 children. "
Jackline's family
access_time 16 hours ago
Jackline enrolled.
"My husband is a driver but he is not fully employed. He therefore depends on other peoples' vehicles to ferry customers. This means he does not have a consistent source of income. He can spend up to a whole month without earning anything. This has negatively affected us since he is the sole breadwinner. He is straining too much to provide for us making financial instability my biggest hardship."
Edna's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Edna received a $22 twentieth payment.
"Presently, I am staying with my elderly parent with my three children. As a single, parent with children, I have been thinking of buying a piece of land where I will build a home for myself and my children. Even after the government has passed laws that male and female child have the right to inherit the land from parents, I am seeing this would not bee good and safe enough for me and my children to remain at my parents home. Since my child is almost completing her studies, I will start saving towards buying a piece of land. I am looking forward to buying a piece of land where I would build a home for myself and my children."
Nickson's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Nickson received a $22 twentieth payment.
"In the next six months, we would have completed renovating my parents' house and I will also seek their support to help me construct a better house as I am planning to start a family soon."
Naomi's family
access_time 17 hours ago
Naomi received a $540 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that we are now living a happy life as a family unlike before. We used to live in a small piece of land that we were sharing with my husband's brothers. In addition to the small space for farming, family conflicts among ourselves was a daily business due to our daily activities and conflicts triggered by our livestock. Life was hard and unpeaceful with our children finding it hard to socialize with others. Due to this, it had always been our desire to relocate and live in a different place far from them. These disputes had also affected my children's social life as they could no longer mingle with other children freely. Courtesy of GiveDirectly, I bought a piece of land that I have developed and relocated my family there. I am now hoping that our relationship with them will grow to be stronger as we will not be crossing each other's paths regularly."