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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.
Moses's family
access_time 5 years ago
Moses enrolled.
"When I receive this money, I will use some for bride price and also pay school fees."
Pulsikira's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pulsikira received a $455 second payment.
" Life is different than it would have been because my health has greatly improved and I sleep better with a mattress.Before, I was so sick that movement was very difficult, but this money enabled me to receive proper medical attention. "
Everlyne's family
access_time 5 years ago
Everlyne enrolled.
"My plan is to use the transfers for building permanent iron-roofed house. This because currently I sleep under one roof with my mother in- law."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose received a $482 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer to buy two dairy cows and sheep. My cows have been providing me with milk so I no longer take black tea. I also sell the milk from my cows to make some money which has really helped me to pay school fees for my children. I am now capable of handling any financial emergency because I have livestock which I can sell to earn money."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose received a $531 second payment.
"There is really a big difference in that I have been able to establish a poultry farming and my children are well set to study. With the poultry business, I am able to generate some revenue and pay school fees and meet other household needs. This was not the case before I started receiving the transfers. I used to work a janitor and money earned was too little to sustain my household."
Joice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Joice received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will be able to save part of the transfer and start a fish vending business to make an extra income, with this income, I will be able to sustain my family's needs comfortably."
Zakaria's family
access_time 5 years ago
Zakaria received a $531 second payment.
"My life is different from how it would have been if I had not received the transfers in that, I do casual work which is not enough to sustain my family basic needs. Live alone other social needs and developments. We were at a status quo as a family Zero improvement. Upon receiving my transfers, I have been able to pay school fees for my children, bought food and clothes for my family members. We are no longer a laughing stock in the village."
Kirui's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kirui enrolled.
"I do cattle business by buying them in the village and then selling at a profit during market days.I am planning to boost this business when I receive my transfers.This money will help me buy more cattle hence get more profit.I normally buy three cattle in a week but I am now aiming to double that when I receive the transfers."
Rose's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rose received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change because I will have built a new house for my family. Finally, it will be time for the kids to enjoy their lives freely by having their own privacy in the little rooms as we also have our own privacy with my husband."
Apollo's family
access_time 5 years ago
Apollo received a $23 eleventh payment.
"My expectations for the future is to build my own home away from my fathers compound. For the dream to be realized, I have to buy irons sheets, timber, cement nails and also have enough cash to pay the mason who will build the house. The project needs a lot of money which I know I will be able to raise."