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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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Millicent's family
access_time 4 years ago
Millicent received a $253 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have put up my own house and staying in it comfortably."
Masha's family
access_time 4 years ago
Masha enrolled.
"Lack of a reliable source of income has been the cause of distress and sleepless nights to my family. Most of the time I resort into charcoal burning business as an alternative, something that am unable to keep up with due to my poor health. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with peptic ulcers, a condition I've been unable to fully treat due to lack of adequate finances. This money, therefore, will be an end to my plight. I will engage in a more favorable and reliable business. Skipping meals will be something of the past."
Helidah's family
access_time 4 years ago
Helidah received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I do not expect my life to change in the next six months because I am still figuring out some of the best projects I need to indulge in. I have not found one yet. I do not want to start something that might fail due to lack of enough background checks. To me, I feel that rushing into something will not bring a good result. As for now, I think it is wise to ensure that I meet my basic needs."
Anjelina's family
access_time 4 years ago
Anjelina received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have come up with a strategy to ensure my daughter finishes school. I am planning to invest some of the money to help me raise the fee and still be able to meet my daily needs. I will be a proud mother living a well-planned life. This will bring peace in my mind. Peace is what I have been praying for in my life more than anything else."
Kangombe's family
access_time 4 years ago
Kangombe enrolled.
"Having to rely solely on myself for upkeep despite my old age is the biggest hardship that I face in life. I have children and daughters in law but they do not contribute towards my upkeep on most occasions because they too are overwhelmed by their own family needs as they tell me whenever I seek for their help.This forces me to still struggle on my own despite my aching limbs to perform tasks such going to the farm,fetching water from far away pans and struggling to get food on my own when my farm stock runs dry because not doing so means sleeping hungry or even not getting water to bath myself and wash my belongings. I find myself wishing so many times that my husband were still alive so that he would take care of me like he used to when he was still alive."
Kabibi's family
access_time 4 years ago
Kabibi enrolled.
"Financial constraint is the biggest hardship that we face as a family. Much as we have tried to merge my income from burning and selling charcoal with my husband's income as a casually employed driver in Mombasa, it is not always enough to cater for all the needs of our six children. We are not yet able to consistently pay for their school fees thus the reason why they are always on and off of school. Constructing a spacious shelter is also a very big challenge for us. Currently, we have all been forced to squeeze in our one bed roomed house which is very uncomfortable with grown up teenagers. We are forced to share sleeping mats since we can not even afford beds and to a large extent this limits everyone's privacy. "
Erick's family
access_time 4 years ago
Erick received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I am currently renting a house in the centre. I do not have a house and I would wish to buy building materials and build a new house. I see this come to pass by saving the transfers ina merry-go-round towards buying building materials that I will use to build a new house for my family."
William's family
access_time 4 years ago
William received a $465 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that, i have been sleeping in a grass thached house .In the next few months, i will shift to my iron roofed house."
Jane's family
access_time 4 years ago
Jane received a $23 fourteenth payment.
"I plan to save and invest more in my business so that it can generate more income to improve my family's standard of living. I also want to save towards paying school fees for my children who are doing their final year in primary so that when they pass I can easily admit them in high schools."
Joseph's family
access_time 4 years ago
Joseph received a $527 second payment.
"My life is quite different because for one I was able to get a job of my own because right now I have my own cows which I use to plow my own farm. Once the process is done I get to plant various cash crops which have been giving a lot of returns especially the beans where I normally get around four bags at the end of the season."