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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.
Paston's family
access_time 5 years ago
Paston received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to buy household items such as sofa sets, television, and water tank. These are the house items I feel I lack in my house. If I do this, I will be at peace because I will have accomplished my desires."
Peter's family
access_time 5 years ago
Peter received a $249 second payment.
"In the next six months, I would want to start a business for my wife. This will help us get an income which we will use to meet my family demands and to pay for my wife's tailoring course. I know when she is done with the course and starts a tailoring shop we will have a stable source of income to meet our needs in time."
Regina's family
access_time 5 years ago
Regina received a $49 seventh payment.
"I spent the cash transfers on paying my house rent which is normally 3000 KES every month. I also paid school fees for my child who is currently in class six. After making expenditures on the two items, I remained with one thousand shillings which I used to buy food for my kids."
Jane's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jane received a $249 second payment.
"I expect to have build a house because the one we are currently staying in is too small and cant comfortably accommodate my growing family. Whenever I do any casual work, I save half and buy food with the difference hence I am very confident that soon I am going to build a new house."
Damianus's family
access_time 5 years ago
Damianus received a $249 second payment.
"I want to enlarge my livestock rearing by buying more livestock to add to the ones I own now. This will help in generating income for my family hence change in lifestyle i.e. constant supply of food for nourishment and sale of surplus to get income for our upkeep."
Paul's family
access_time 5 years ago
Paul received a $49 seventh payment.
"I used the cash to pay school fees for my two kids who had some pending arrears which had to be paid in good time in order for them to be allowed to carry on with their normal sessions in school. of the arrears. Half of the transfers were used to increase my stock capacity which in a way acted like a business expansion which will definitely play an important role in generating more cash for my business. I have been selling shoes within Mathare area for quite a long time now but the only challenge I have always faced is getting enough capital to expand the business. Finally, I remained with one thousand shillings which I decided to save in my Mshwari account for emergencies that may occur in the future."
Gordon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Gordon received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have completed the course I am currently taking in motor repair and my hope is that I will have better earnings compared to what I make now from my job as a motorcycle taxi operator. The main reason why I decided to take the course was so that I would eventually get a better paying job and quit the motorcycle taxi business which has greatly affected my health due to the amount of cold and wind that I get exposed to especially in the morning when it is extremely cold."
Hesbon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Hesbon received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"Currently, I only rely on farming but with my large family, I feel the income I earn is not enough to take care of the family's needs. So in the next six months, I have an additional goal of saving some money which I'll use to purchase a motorcycle. I am planning to save some profits I get from the sale of my farm inputs and add to the monthly savings in six months in order to afford to buy the motorcycle. I'll later hire out the motorcycle and earn daily income from it."
Kennedy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kennedy received a $249 second payment.
"I have a piece of land near the lake. Based on the fertility of the soil in that land I feel tomatoes can grow well. Therefore, in the next six months of my life, I have a goal of saving some money so that I can use it to prepare that land and plant the tomatoes. I have already found the right market where I will sell them so I have hopes of achieving some goals using the money I have gotten from this business after harvesting them."
George's family
access_time 5 years ago
George received a $22 fifteenth payment.
"I expect to have completed the entire school fees required from my children for the entire year and also completed the tilling of the rest of my house within the next six months before the transfers come to an end. This will give me a great sense of accomplishment and enough time to start planning on how to raise next year's school fees for my children."