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.
George's family
access_time 5 years ago
George enrolled.
"My biggest hardship has been inability to raise enough money to pay fees and feed my children. You find that anytime I got money to invest in farming I ended up paying school fees with it leaving my family with no money to buy food, or whenever I got good yield in the farms, I ended up selling them to get money for school fees."
Fancy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Fancy enrolled.
"Paying for school fees for my children has been an uphill task for me. I used to pay 6000 shillings to educate my children in primary school and when my daughter joined secondary school, I had to pay 8000 shillings per term towards her education alone. This amount strained the little resources I had and as a result, they occasionally had to be sent home because I could not raise the amount. I rely on farming to pay for their fees and lately, the rains have failed. "
Stella's family
access_time 5 years ago
Stella enrolled.
"I am a single mother with three children, one is in college and the other two are in secondary school. My desire has always been to provide education to them but due to financial constraints, I have not been able to keep them fully in school since I solely rely on subsistence farming as a source of income. At one point the one in college had to defer due to lack of school fee. This makes me feel like I have failed as a parent. That is the biggest challenge in my life."
Jeniffer's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jeniffer enrolled.
"When i cleared my secondary school studies, my father passed away and because he was the bread winner i could not proceed with my studies so i got married. I have always been optimistic that i will one day proceed with my studies but my three children who have already started school may hinder me from doing so."
Dama's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dama enrolled.
"Poor rainfalls have affected productivity in my farm. This has led to insufficient food in my household. I now have to go an extra mile to work odd jobs to feed my family. This takes a huge toll on me due to my old age because my body is always tired and weak. "
Kanze's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kanze enrolled.
"My greatest desire is to educate my children. This is because I believe when they are educated they will be able to get good jobs and help me out in future when am old and tired. I also wish to build a two bedroomed house since the one I used to live in recently fell down due to heavy rainfall. I had to move into my mother in law's house with my eight children but there is not enough room for all of us.This is how I intend to use my transfers."
Kazungu's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kazungu enrolled.
"There are three important things that I had desired to do but due to lack of financial resources, I have not been able to. Purchasing stock of tailoring materials, buying oxen for ploughing and taking my daughter to a private school.Receiving this money is therefore a big boost in terms of achieving the three. Tailoring will ensure we have a stable source of income while farming will enhance food security. Taking my child to a private school where quality education is ensured will give me the sense of a responsible parent and empower her to be self reliant."
Salim's family
access_time 5 years ago
Salim enrolled.
"I have always wanted to buy three cows and ten goats which will act as my financial security. This will mean a lot to me because I will be able to secure the future of my four children wh will need school fees eventually when they join secondary school. "
Margret's family
access_time 5 years ago
Margret received a $449 second payment.
"My life is different than it would have been because I got back the land I had mortgaged, am also so proud of the animals I bought and am able to feed well."
Moses's family
access_time 5 years ago
Moses received a $449 second payment.
"I'm going to have a better house than the one I have been living in. When I get better treatment, my health and life in general will be better. I now have a mattress and therefore sleeping well. I thank GD for changing my life."