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.
Kazungu's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kazungu enrolled.
"This year in February, I bought three cows worth kshs 38,000 for my livestock vending business.Unfortunately,two died and one got lost leaving me with no any other source of income hence financial instability. I had to wait for three months to take a loan from Imarika Sacco in May but the financial constraints I had took toll hindering me from providing food to the family.Therefore financial instability remains my biggest worry to date."
Kahindi's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"Having lost my eight oxen and five goats to drought two years,I have been reduced to a subsistence farmer yet I used to produce more and sell to other community members.Receiving this money means I will be able to buy two more oxen,ox plough,knapsack sprayer that will help me upscale farming to commercial levels. I will also build a new house because the current one which was built in 1979 is almost falling on us."
Jane's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jane enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I am faced with is that I do not have enough food for my family. We had poor harvest and right now I have to work hard and feed both my children and grandchildren. Sometimes I get very little food that I go without food and let them share the little I got for the day. "
Daniel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Daniel enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to improve my house, buy bedding and use the remaining transfer in farming. For a very longtime I worked hard to build my house but the kind of soil we used for the walls is very lose and may fall easily that is why I will buy sand and cement with the transfer to improve the house. We have been sleeping on old rags spread on the bed, I will now be able to buy a mattress and blankets for our use. The remaining balance from the transfer I will use in farming because we have a piece of land where I shall plant maize that upon harvest we shall use for food and sell the surplus for other family needs like buying clothes and medical needs of the family. "
Eria's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eria enrolled.
"When i receive this money, i will use it as capital to start an animal farm."
Elvinah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Elvinah enrolled.
"Financial instability is my biggest hardship. This greatly affects my family status and it is quite difficult to live a decent life. This is because I am unable to meet basic needs for the family. My family goes without food almost 3 days a week. Besides this, I am also unable to respond to medical needs a situation that made me suffer from severe stomach ache for 2 months. It was also impossible to provide housing for the family, and in this regard we have been homeless for the past 3 years. I only constructed this small house in August this year but it is not yet incomplete due to lack of money."
Anna's family
access_time 5 years ago
Anna received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different in that I have managed to construct a decent house and I have acquired nice household items that I did not have before."
Josam's family
access_time 5 years ago
Josam received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different in that am now able to make money with the motorbike I bought and life is generally easy."
Eunice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eunice received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I would just want to ensure my children are not sent home again for school fees. I will do my best to pay school fees in time so that my children can study in peace. I will take part of my monthly income from GD to pay for their school fees bit by bit until I clear al, their balance. I pray when they are done with studies, they will be able to get well paying jobs to suppoirt me."
Caroline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Caroline enrolled.
"The biggest hardship i have faced is lack of money to pay my child's school fess."