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.
Mercy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mercy enrolled.
"I live in a small house together with my spouse and children.It serves as both the kitchen and sleeping area.I have always desired to build a bigger house so that the one we live in remains as our kitchen.I also bought a piece of land a few years ago but I have not been able to put it into farm use because it is not fenced.Receiving this money therefore means that I will be able to build another house for my family and also purchase fencing materials for the piece of land and thereafter plough it."
Kazungu's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kazungu received a $549 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm back into my business which I had lost. In fact, I'm even doing better than before since I used to afford three cows at a time but now I can afford 5 which translates to more profit and my family can have a better meal than they used to have. They are happier and healthier now."
Erick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Erick received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that I will be an established poultry farmer where I will have more than a hundred chicken in my poultry unit. Poultry keeping will solve most of my family's financial problems and enable me meet the costs any costs that my family may make."
Ruth's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ruth received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I am currently working as a teacher and in a few months, I will be retiring. I believe that in the next six months I will be one of the famous poultry farmers in my locality. I see myself as a successful farmer in the near future having knowledge on various farm practices I will apply the same on my farm. I am intending to increase the number of chicken to five hundred. I got a good poultry house in place and that when I get to the intended number I will earn a huge profit which will be more than what am currently earning as a teacher."
Roselyne's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Roselyne received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to have rented my own salon near my current area of residence so that I can establish a strong customer base and maximize my income from the hairdressing job that I usually do. I will also use the premises as a cosmetic shop and I am sure that I will be making enough money to comfortably take care of my family needs."
Joyce's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joyce received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect that we will be having a dairy cow for the family. The dairy cow shall come with more food and more income for the family. It is only through dairy farming that we can raise reasonable income to take our children to good schools and give them the best education which is a dream of every parent."
Fatuam's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Fatuam enrolled.
"My husband earns an average income of 500 shillings in a day. This is not enough to sustain the family as he is the sole breadwinner in a family ten. In this regard, it is quite difficult to provide all the necessities in the family especially food and school fees. Sometimes it is impossible to respond to medical emergencies. Therefore, I can say financial constraint is my biggest hardship."
Wilson's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Wilson received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect to see a big positive change in my academic results because I am more relaxed and can fully concentrate on my studies. Last semester, there was a noticeable decline in my performance which was not the true reflection of my abilities. All this was caused by the constant worry on getting personal provisions accompanied by the pressure of living around rich students when I have almost nothing."
Edwin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Edwin received a $367 second payment.
"My life is currently different in that I am now stable financially. I used my transfers to pay all the debts I had and invested part of the transfers to increase the stock in my cyber shop. I am now happy since I can get enough money from the business to cater for my basic needs."
Susan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Susan received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have completed renovating my house. I will, thereafter, buy a set of chairs since I do not have any good chair, except the old and broken wooden seats which I have been fixing every now and then. Acquisition of new chairs will change the outlook of my house. Furthermore, I will no longer have to borrow chairs from my neighbors in the event I have visitors."