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.
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $23 eleventh payment.
"My life will change in the long run because when I start running the business of hiring out chairs within the locality, I will be making some good cash. I will then use the proceeds of the business to buy a cow which will definitely provide milk for my family and part of that milk will also be sold out to willing buyers so from that you can see that I will still be generating more income. Apart from that, the cow will also provide me with some manure which I will put into good use by spreading it in my farm and thereby being able to get more farm production during the harvesting season."
Milicent's family
access_time 5 years ago
Milicent received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have renovated my house. When this actualizes I am sure I will now have a decent looking house and will rest from smearing it every season. I will also save me from being laughed at by my neighbours because the work is an outdated activity most of the people have upgraded by cementing their houses."
Philiph's family
access_time 5 years ago
Philiph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change for the better in the next six month because i will have started my goat business, I expect to get good returns from it so that I take my children to a good school where they can get a better education. This will be the biggest achievement of my life and for my family as well."
Chepkemoi's family
access_time 5 years ago
Chepkemoi received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change significantly in the next six months because I will be harvesting the maize which is currently on my farm. I expect to get a good harvest and would keep some for consumption and the surplus will sell to earn money. I am planning to use the money from the surplus to buy a piece of land of my own. I am a single mother who still stays within my parents' compound. This will relieve them the burden of giving me a piece of their small land for farming."
Rehema's family
access_time 5 years ago
Rehema received a $23 eleventh payment.
"My long term goal involves starting a small scale business of selling second hand clothes which I will be buying in bulk from Nairobi city and later re-selling them within this locality at some profits. I have a sister who has been doing this business and from how I see her do her things, I can tell that she makes a lot of money because she started out with just a few items but today she sells her goods in huge bulk. I want to start off this business so that I can become self-reliant and self -employed so that I stop doing these odd jobs like washing clothes for people in exchange of a few coins which barely sustains my family."
Veronica's family
access_time 5 years ago
Veronica received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have built a kitchen. I do not have one at the money and this forces me to cook outside which is uncomfortable and unsafe. During the rainy season, I have to incur an extra cost of buying charcoal because I can not cook outside. Nowadays charcoal is expensive after the government came up with strict laws on deforestation and charcoal burning. I know that I will be relieved of this burden when this goal actualizes."
Nelson's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nelson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months for the better because we have ventured into a merry go round which I will eventually buy a new farm when my turn comes. This will enable me to do more farming and to buy cattle because my wife intends to venture into the selling of milk."
George's family
access_time 5 years ago
George received a $23 eleventh payment.
"After building my new house, the new challenge will be to cement it which is like doing the final finishing touches. I will have to buy sand, cement and other materials that are required for such a process. I will ensure that this is done by making sure that we save some little cash together with my wife."
Wilson's family
access_time 5 years ago
Wilson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months l am planning to start saving and plaster my house, because l am tired of repairing it all the time."
Margaret's family
access_time 5 years ago
Margaret received a $23 eleventh payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started saving to plaster the pit latrine that l had built."