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.
Margaret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margaret enrolled.
"I am a business minded person and my ambition has always been to own a very stable business. In the past I used to run a second-hand clothes business and a small shop in Mombasa which collapsed due to financial instability. My village is drought stricken and people are not able to access vegetables and most of the time they take ugali with salt. I see this as an opportunity to start a grocery business that will not only generate income but also improve the livelihoods of people. I will also reopen my clothes business which I will run alongside the grocery. I will save extra income in a sacco that will enable me to access loans in order to expand the business and also educate my children."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can settle in."
Pascal's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Pascal enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to take care of my household needs. "
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that I am faced with is poverty. I do not have resources to provide for my family. "
Geofrey's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Geofrey enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy a piece of land to support my cultivation activity. "
Magret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Magret enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough resources for agriculture."
Millicent's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Millicent received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to establish my own home. Residing in my own home will in itself be a big change in my life since I will be able not only to decorate it but also do some farming within my compound. This will also grant me peace which I had lacked after the demise of my husband, a situation that left me hopeless in life. The death of my husband, who was the sole breadwinner in my household left me with no option but to continue to live in a small leaky grass thatched house."
James's family
access_time over 5 years ago
James received a $23 eighth payment.
"I see myself making more money in a period of six months because I will have repaired the motorcycle which means that I will have a full- time job as a motorcycle taxi operator. I don't plan to quit the current jobs I do and I will be taking them whenever an opportunity arises."
Florence's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Florence enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of enough land for agriculture."
Agnes's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Agnes received a $367 second payment.
"My new goal is to open up a second hand clothes business here in Mathare and to focus on expanding the business where I can open other branches as well."