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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.
Erick's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Erick received a $549 initial payment.
"I had a blissful moment and felt confident because I knew that all my investment plan could be fulfilled, and I believe so due to the fact that, I have made positive progress to achieve that. "
Rennice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rennice received a $549 initial payment.
"I have prepared my farm ready for planting, something that used to be straining in my life. I have two milking cows that I never dreamed of having, and finally I am able to eat well with my family. And doing savings for future us."
Dancan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dancan received a $549 initial payment.
"When I received my transfer, I was very happy. There was a message that rung into my mind was that "This is the end of humiliation and insults from community members". People knew the kind of poverty in our family and it was a gossip in the village that there was nothing good that could be expected from our family. Getting married was a waste of time to someone's daughter as they normally said. At the time I received money, I had surety that everything would be now possible and settled."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I would expect to have started dairy goat farming. The milk which I would get from the goats would be used for consumption and the milk which I will get from my cows will be for sale. This will help me earn money for supporting other projects and paying school fees for my children."
Bernard's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Bernard received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have set up a new business which will result in more income in my household. This will enable us to meet most of our household needs since it will be an additional source of income. I am also expecting to buy iron sheets to build my home."
Anna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Anna received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I will expect to have grown my poultry farming. The earnings which I will get from this venture I would take my children to a very good school. I have been struggling to pay for the school fees but thank God that now I can pay with less struggle."
Jumwa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Jumwa enrolled.
"Livestock,, consult eldest son on business they can venture into "
Harriet's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Harriet received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I know I will have managed to make tremendous transformations on my house and probably think of other developments I can undertake to make my life much better. Apart from that, I want to make sure that I save some little cash every month so that I can be able to pay school fees for my children and let them concentrate on their studies on a full-time basis. Right now I have not been able to make much savings because of the financial commitments that have kept me on toes but I know that going into the future, making the savings would not be so hard."
Ann's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ann received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six moths, we are set on improving our dairy farming. We have plans of channeling water from a nearby river to the already established dairy unit so that cow movement shall be minimized. Minimizing the movement of our cows will see us produce more milk in the days to come and consequently have more income for the family."
Plista's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Plista received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I have a plan of building a new kitchen structure for myself so that I can prepare my meals in a more comfortable manner unlike what I do currently where I have to cook outside where I always face a lot of challenges especially when I have to cook outside in harsh weather conditions. Apart from that, the structure will also act as a sleeping area for my daughter who normally has to go and sleep at a relatives place every nigh, almost five hundred meters away from where I live. It is not a good thing especially for the girl child who has to walk for such a distance every night in the dark."