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.
Kibet's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kibet received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months I will have more income, more investments, ability to meet most of my family's needs and living standards and social life."
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have a fully operational kiosk that is up and running. Through this, we will be able to get enough money to pay school fees for my grand children and meet other family expenses."
Musitafa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Musitafa enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of land for cultivation. "
Loise's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Loise received a $50 fourth payment.
"I spent my transfers to invest in an Mpesa business. I had a friend here in Mathare who was also my neighbor, and who owned an Mpesa shop. My friend tried out the green card lottery competition and she was lucky to win the lottery. She flew to the United States of America last year, 2018, in December. This friend left me her Mpesa shop on agreement that I would pay her some amount of money every month, until I complete paying the whole amount for buying the shop. My friend really assisted me when she left me her shop, and I also wanted to be fair to her, so I joined a merry go round group where I usually deposit all my transfers every month, which I will withdraw at the end of the year and then pay the money to my friend for the Mpesa shop that she left for me."
Esther's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Esther received a $471 initial payment.
"When I received my money, I felt so happy that I God had answered my prayer and provided me with money that was going to solve most of my financial needs like my children's fees, and buying building material as I had earlier on planned."
Joshua's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joshua received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to begin saving and wisely investing my transfers on business that requires less capital within the college. This will make me an independent person thus I shall no longer rely on my parents any form of support but instead support them in paying school fees for my siblings. I will, therefore, not be of a burden to them."
Merceline's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Merceline received a $368 second payment.
"My life is much better after receiving the transfer unlike before. I have a reliable source if income unlike before. When I received the transfers, I spared KES 5000 to boost my second-hand clothes business. The transfers came in handy as my business was on the verge of collapsing. The proceeds were minimal and meeting my family's needs was a tall order. At the moment my business is bigger and better. I make more profit that is enough to meet m,y family's needs and even extra that goes towards my savings. I am happy and even motivated to pursue my dreams."
William's family
access_time over 5 years ago
William received a $459 second payment.
"My life has greatly improved in that, I own livestock and a bicycle which I wouldn't be able to buy alone. In the past, I at times used to cultivate my crops out of season since I had to wait for other people's oxen to finish working for them. This in turn led to poor yields hence my family would starve due to food shortage. In addition, I didn't have a transport means for fetching water, taking my family members to seek medical attention and among others."
Lilian's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Lilian received a $50 fourth payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my business has improved and in turn my income has increased. My business has enough stock now and I never worry about restocking anymore."
Zurubaberi's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Zurubaberi received a $453 second payment.
"My life has greatly changed as I was able to buy my personal farm land which will help in large scale farming and multiple food production. This relieves me from the issue of buying additional food. Initially, I only had one small garden that would not accommodate more than two food crops. This necessitated me to buy more food to feed my family yet it was not easy to make money at the same time."