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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.
Edith's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Edith received a $460 second payment.
"I'm now healthy because I acquired adequate treatment. Before, my health with deteriorating because did not have money to purchase the expensive drugs the doctors could prescribe."
Dinah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Dinah received a $453 second payment.
"My life is different now than it would have been because, I bought household items that were lacking in my home. I have bought a bigger bed together with its mattress making my sleeping nights enjoyable. I'm now happy that my house has reached a certain level and only remaining with plastering, installing windows and doors. Previously, My standards of living were so poor whereby I slept on small bed and on a very old mattress."
Scovia's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Scovia received a $471 initial payment.
"My life has changed because I have got back my acre of land that acted as security. I'm expecting to have increased harvest this season because I have an additional acre, seeds and money for farming. As a family, we also own a cow that I believe will be given to my parents as dowry. Before, I use to share the only acre we had with my father in-law and this resulted to reduced harvest. I haven't got blessings from my parents because my husband has not paid dowry. As dowry is traditional requirement for a marriage in our community."
David's family
access_time over 5 years ago
David received a $453 second payment.
"The change in my life is that, I am happy and filled with hope because I built a permanent house though it's not shattered. I used to feel sad while staying in a grass thatched house that could leak when it rained."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael received a $453 second payment.
"My life is now better in that, I'm a stress free person because I paid my children's school fees. In the past, I used to sell the little food I had in order to raise income for their fees. However, there are seasons when the climatic changes would affect crop yields thus leading to famine and some of the children staying back home for lack of money to pay their tuition."
Margaret's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Margaret received a $23 eighth payment.
"I will be milking my dairy cow and sell milk to earn me an income. I expect to have completed a merry go round programme that I engage in. The money that I will be getting thereafter will be used for my home improvement."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon received a $453 second payment.
"My life is now different in that, I started the construction of my permanent house which I will move in very soon. Currently, I'm staying in small house that can not accommodate the whole of my family. In addition, I didn't have the financial muscle to construct another house."
Tikila's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Tikila received a $453 second payment.
"The current significant change in my life is that, My standard of living has improved because I renovated my house and built a pit latrine. In 2018, I used to live a sub standard life with a house constructed purely on semi permanent basis and a pit a latrine lacking."
Tabitha's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Tabitha received a $453 second payment.
"My life is better now because, I no longer live a stressful life whereby I have a peace of mind since I resumed my house construction and soon I will be moving in when completed. I managed pay school fees for my son too using the transfer. Prior to receiving this money, I bothered myself a lot with thoughts on how I will complete the house and send back my son to school."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $453 second payment.
"My life is currently different because I have acquired farm land that will help me have extensive commercial and subsistance farming. This kind of farming will enable me to sell off some food stuffs and meet some family needs such as education for my children and feeding my family. Before aquirng this land, famine was inevitable as food production was very low. I had only one garden that I used to leave and farm on. Hence, making life very difficult."