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.
Jacktone's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jacktone received a $196 initial payment.
"When I recorded my song, the producer thought it was really nice and promised to add it to certain music sites which would earn me at least 1500KES a month. This is like a regular income which is something I have never had before. I also revived my cloth business which had collapsed several months ago, and I am happy to say that what I make daily is good enough to take care of all my personal and school needs.I no longer have to hustle or skive school to do casual jobs in order to sustaing myself."
Japheth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Japheth received a $196 initial payment.
"At first, when I saw the first message I thought it was Kamiti prison people but when I received the second message I was shocked and could not believe my self even after withdrawing the money since I had never received such amount in my life."
Loreen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Loreen received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months, I will have expanded my house and bought a cow. That way I will not need to buy milk and borrow money for my family up keep."
Nashon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Nashon received a $22 eighth payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have built a kitchen."
Pamela's family
access_time 5 years ago
Pamela enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I am going to be able to buy cement, and windows to improve my house, culturally my grandchildren cannot sleep together with their parents who are still active, this offers them humble room to study and sleep without effects of harsh leaking house like the one I just moved out of. The remaining of this cash transfer I will donate to son to help him pay fees to my grandchildren."
George's family
access_time 5 years ago
George enrolled.
"Receiving this money will enable me to buy cement and pay mason to plaster both floor and walls that I fear would fall off during the long rains. I will be plastering the house because the dusty floor is breading ground for the jiggers which is very expensive to erradicate once it attacks the little children, quite a number of the children ended up dropping out of school due to jigger menace in oir village. I intend to use the second transfer to improve my farming so that I may prodice more food to my family."
Fancy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Fancy enrolled.
"I have a daughter who is joining form two at Kapsabul Secondary School and a son who will be joining form one in 2019. Therefore, I intend to use approximately 48000 shillings (which is equivalent to a full year's school fees) to pay for their school fees when I receive my transfers. The remaining amount will be used in purchasing a cow which costs 25000 shillings and also build a small house for my son."
Stella's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stella enrolled.
"I have always struggled educating my children due to lack of money. I will be thrilled to receive this cash as I will use half of the transfer to offset the fee balance for this year and the rest to start a poultry business so as to provide a stable income to cater for my children's education as from next year. "
Jeniffer's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jeniffer enrolled.
"I cleared form four in 2006 and wish to proceed to college but i have not done so. This money may not be able to clear my tuition fees but i will invest it in poultry farming and i will then use the proceeds to pay for my college tuition fee. "
Dama's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dama enrolled.
"I have always dreamt of having my own oxen and an ox plough. This is because they make ploughing easier on my two acre farm. Ploughing with a hoe is tiresome and takes more time. However with the oxen I can plough the whole farm in less time and am also able to get more yield. I will also save myself the extra cost of having to hire other people's oxen to plough my farm."