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.
Sidi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Food insecurity is the current challenge I am facing. Buying food sufficient for 4 people is a struggle for me. I have 3 children who depend on me for everything. My income is insignificant to comfortably sustain them. I make only 1,000 KES a month. Food shortage frequently rocks this household."
Agnes's family
access_time 4 days ago
Agnes enrolled.
"The house I have been staying in for 2 years is unpleasant. The roof is decaying and leaks during rains. The wooden pillars are decomposing leaving the house so weak. Such a state is very unhealthy and risky for my family. Receiving this money will enable me to build a new house for safety. I intend to construct a house that will stand against any forces of nature such as windstorms. A house that will be healthy to live in. The construction will approximately cost 40,000 KES. With a good house, my 4 children will be very safe and secure against any harm."
Josphat's family
access_time 4 days ago
Josphat enrolled.
"Raising school to join secondary school is the current challenge I am facing. I was to join school at the beginning of this month but I am yet to because I cannot raise the admission fees. My parents are very poor and they have other 4 siblings to provide for. The required amount is 9,000 KES but my guardians are unable to meet the requirements due to their low income which only caters to food. My parents only depend on farming which earns them very little. It distresses me to see my peers attending school as I miss studies."
Kazungu's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kazungu enrolled.
"Safety and dignity of my family is what it means receiving this money to me. I have a family of five children. I depend on casual jobs (constructing traditional houses) in the village to sustain my family. These jobs pay very little (KES 5000) for a complete house. Unfortunately they are unreliable and more often I may take a month or two without any job. This has made life very hard for me. All my earnings are solely spent on food and school fees for the three children. I live in a small mud walled and grass thatched house which leaks during rainy season. This has caused alot of stress because I get worried about the safety of my children. However, due to lack of enough money, I have become hopeless. I will use KES 30000 to build a new two bedroom house that will restore dignity and assured security of my family. I will then use the remaining amount to invest in livestock farming."
Daka's family
access_time 5 days ago
Daka enrolled.
"It has always been a nightmare whenever schools are opened. I have eight children and five are in school. Two are in secondary school and the remaining three in primary school. In a term, am supposed to pay at least 12000KES. This amount is a total disaster to me because the only amount am able to raise here in a month is not more than 5000KES. That shows how stressful am every day. Mind you, it's not the school fees issue that is disturbing me alone. I never sleep happy everyday as a mother. For example, one of my daughter did her primary level exam and she did very well. She got a very good school in one of the best county schools but due to the financial constraints here, we managed to take her to the area day school. To the child, it was a very big disappointment."
Nyevu's family
access_time 5 days ago
Nyevu enrolled.
"Food insecurity is what has been disturbing me for long now because here we normally depend on farming to get food. It is very unfortunate that for over three years, we have never seen enough rains that can produce food. So the family get very little or sometimes miss completely something to eat. It is very hard to reason us as parents and also for those who are still in school if you don't get food to eat."
Nzingo's family
access_time 5 days ago
Nzingo enrolled.
"I'm a widow currently living with two relatives in my house. I had four children with my late husband but two of them have also passed away. The remaining two are a daughter married in Malindi and a son living and working in Mombasa town. He sells water alongside other casual jobs around town and that is what he supports me from. When I receive this money, I would like to construct a new house because the one I'm currently occupying is quite old with vermin all over even on the roof. Most of the time especially in the night there's soil particles sleeting from the roof because of the vermin."
Rehema's family
access_time 5 days ago
Rehema enrolled.
"Having a mental child as a mother is a full time job. It's been quite challenging to take care of the one year old baby and at the same time make sure that the mental one is also okay and is doing the right things all the time. I have to ensure he doesn't interfere with other people's property and also doesn't touch what's harmful to him."
Kahindi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"It means a new structure for my family. My old structure collapsed around four months ago during a rainy season and right now I'm being hosted. My brother offered me his external kitchen to use until I'm able to rebuild the structure. I haven't been lucky for those four months to get enough money to erect a new structure. This is because my only source of income is selling traditional toothbrushes and skewers that can only earn me 1000 KES weekly. I have three children with a housewife; one is enrolled in a primary school, the second one is mental and the third is not of age yet. All that money is always spend in taking care of the family."
Chimbi's family
access_time 5 days ago
Chimbi enrolled.
"I am in my middle ages and i have engaging myself in charcoal burning as my main source of economic activity, unfortunately i have been ailing from unending dry coughs. And after several visits to the doctor, i was advised to stop that business. I'm dissapointed because the other source of livelihood is farming and there is a lot of drought and cannot depend on it. I plan to use my first transfer to build a house for my son who is about to get married, already he had started but for lack of funds, the project has stopped, the rest of the transfer will be used to buy food for my family"