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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.
James's family
access_time 5 years ago
James received a $454 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to construct an iron roofed kitchen and plaster my semi permanent house. Before, the rains had started weakening the wall that would have caused the house to fall since it was not plastered. I didn't have money to seek proper treatment and construct an ironed roofed kitchen."
Jactone's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jactone received a $23 twelfth payment.
"My long term goal includes buying cattle such as goats and cows which I will use to pay dowry so that I settle the "debt" once and for all. I know it is not good to live with my wife for this long without paying the dowry but then again its due to my limited finances that I have never been able to do so."
Dinah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dinah received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I bought livestock. This cows will generate for me income through the sell of milk and its products. In the past, I didn't have a source of income which made it difficult for me to afford basic needs like food."
Samali's family
access_time 5 years ago
Samali received a $454 second payment.
"My life has improved in that, I bought a plot of land where I will build my new home. I plan to use the house I currently live in for keeping my calves.This will reduce losses and costs like medical due to harsh weather conditions and therefore increasing the productivity levels. During rainy seasons, they always get exposed to harsh weather which makes them sick and at times lead to death. "
Kibiye's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kibiye received a $454 second payment.
"My is life is different in that I am very happy to have acquired land and changed the roof of my to iron sheets protecting me from strong rains. Before, I had no land to grow food crops and my house used to leak when it rains."
Tobisita's family
access_time 5 years ago
Tobisita received a $454 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I am looking healthy and younger due to better feeding. Before, my appearance was that of an old woman with a wrinkled skin who is poorly fed. This money has brought me happiness."
Geoffrey's family
access_time 5 years ago
Geoffrey received a $530 second payment.
"My life is different because for one I had hoped of buying a calf but I never had enough money to purchase it, so the desire just remained to be a dream which could never materialize. Apart from that, I also managed to get a new house which I never thought I would get as soon as I did because my little amount of money cane never get me such a house."
Alice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Alice received a $367 second payment.
"My goal currently is to ensure my son finishes high school and even get a chance to join the university. I was never given an opportunity to study even though I had the interest reason being, my parents did not adequate resources. I said to my self that all my sons will go to school to the highest level they so wish and school fees will not be the reason for them stopping because I will walk all corners to ensure I provide."
Mary's family
access_time 5 years ago
Mary received a $367 second payment.
"The biggest difference is that I now own a business that generates income and as the breadwinner in my family, I no longer strain to make ends meet. Previously before the transfers, I used to work for an Asian next to Mathare Valley. I was grateful for the opportunity but it was tiresome and time-consuming. I could work for extra hours but the earning were never enough to cater for all my needs."
Millicent's family
access_time 5 years ago
Millicent received a $254 second payment.
"I expect to make some savings every single month from my salary so that by the end of the year, I will have enough money to pay school fees for my kids who will be joining colleges come January next year."