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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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Rose's family
access_time 1 day ago
Rose received a $470 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness I feel seeing that I was able to get back my land that we had given out to treat my husband. I really had no hope of ever getting this because when I think of it, I had nothing to give to recover the land as most of the assets had gone to pay for my husband's treatment. In addition to this, I am happy as I see my house has improved in its out look as I have quality things (curtains, nice utensils, bed, mattresses among others) that beautify it."
Caroline's family
access_time 1 day ago
Caroline received a $533 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have bought a heifer. I used to buy milk and it's so costly for us. We do casual jobs in the village. The amount of money we get from these jobs is so small and cannot gather for all the basic needs of the family. Sometimes we could go without milk when we had no jobs to do and this was a big challenge because we have small children. During the school days, my children at times could go to school without taking the breakfast and this was demoralizing them and this was affecting their performance. Currently, we are living happily with my family."
Sheilachelangat's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sheilachelangat received a $533 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money felt so happy. I remember it was very early in the morning. When I checked the message I did not believe my eyes because I have never received such amount of money before. I knew I would be able to buy a dairy cow to cut the cost of buying milk which has always been my bigger problem."
Joseph's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joseph received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"One of my sons is in his final year of high school and I hope that his school fees will have been cleared by the time he sits for his final examinations later this year. I do not want his certificate to be held in school due to uncleared fee balances, hence the need to clear his school fees in time. This will also take off some burden as I will now have to worry about raising fees for his brother in college."
Edwin's family
access_time 1 day ago
Edwin received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I have done a lot with the transfers and my only goal now is to invest the rest of them on livestock. I know it will be tough because there might be other pressing matters that may force me to spend the money otherwise, but I pray that all goes as planned and that I own livestock soon. I do not have any at the moment and I would be so proud if I bought some before the project is over."
George's family
access_time 1 day ago
George received a $22 twelfth payment.
"I am currently getting a lot of pressure from my wife and her parents to pay her dowry before the end of this year. I am not at ease because I am struggling to get all the requirements before December and at the same time trying to ensure that my family is also provided for. My father has agreed to support me by giving some of his livestock for the ceremony and I hope that it will take place as planned so that from next year, I can be free to invest my transfers on other projects."
Fredrick's family
access_time 1 day ago
Fredrick received a $22 nineteenth payment.
"I expect that my life will have changed in the next six months in that I will have bought a heifer. Expanding my dairy farming will enable me to pay our bills on time. In addition to this, I believe that I will have improved my farming practices by adopting crop rotation. This will enable me to fully utilize my farm throughout the year. As a result of this, my family will have a continuous supply of food for consumption after selling part of it."
Benjamin's family
access_time 1 day ago
Benjamin received a $44 sixteenth payment.
"My life will have changed in the next six months in that my family will be feeding well. I am also expecting that I will have built a shop where I will be selling my honey. I will also be selling some household necessities at this place. I will always set aside some amount from my sales so that I will later use it to achieve this."
Fatuma's family
access_time 1 day ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"The pain of losing a mother at a very tender age of 15 years is something that is unimaginable, and life never prepares us for such kind of a horrifying ordeal. This happened to us four years ago, and as a firstborn girl child, I was forced to assume the duties and responsibilities of taking care of my younger siblings, so that my father could have ample time in securing better employment opportunities in Mombasa town. Every day, I have to ensure that my siblings get food and other motherly attention before I head to school. Given that I am also a student like them (currently at standard seven), responsibilities at home some times can be so overwhelming, and this has affected my grades a couple of times. Losing our mother was the biggest hardship in my life. It took away my teenage stage of life. "
Christine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Christine enrolled.
"Having a good house that is spacious enough for the family has been the greatest desire of my life. At the moment, we share a very tiny house together with poultry and goats, and the congestion in here has offered a breeding place for pests that can be a predisposition factor to harmful conditions to the family. Therefore, when I receive the transfers, my main focus is house improvement. In addition, I intend to build a separate structure for poultry and goats. This will provide ample space for them to breed and thrive. Besides that, we plan to invest more in livestock particularly oxen. This will be my long term savings plan while at the same time using them for tillage on our farm. That is basically what receiving this money means to me."