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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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Mary's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Mary enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children and buy farm inputs. "
Hellen's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Hellen enrolled.
"My proudest achievement is toiled in my farm for many years and after diligently saving money that I got from the sale of my farm produce I was able to build a better house for my family. "
Danis's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Danis enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for myself. I rely heavily on farming and when the harvests are bad we often have to limit our spending. "
Joseph's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Joseph enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children. If I am unable to raise the required fees they may drop out of school. "
Nerea's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Nerea enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is ill health. I am experiencing chest pains and this makes me unable to carry out my normal duties like pot making, I am not sure how I will earn a living, I might even have to sleep on an empty stomach on some occasions."
Kennedy's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Kennedy enrolled.
"My proudest achievement is having worked as a casual worker after completing my secondary school education, because I used to save quite a bit of my earnings I have been able to join a teachers training college and by next year I should be through with the training. "
Rosemary's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Rosemary enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for my husband. He is just a mere farmer and this means that whatever little money that I earn has to be shared between our two families. In fact I live in a dilapidated house because there is no money for repairs. "
Lilian's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Lilian enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy a piece of land where I can establish my own homestead."
Pamellah's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Pamellah enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children who are in secondary and primary schools. If I am unable to raise the required fees they may have to defer their studies. "
Arthur's family
access_time almost 4 years ago
Arthur enrolled.
"The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to build my current two roomed house through saving money from casual works I do around for instance sand harvesting.My parents died when I was still a young boy and left nothing behind that could help me kick start life."