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.
Judith's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Judith received a $531 second payment.
"My life in the past was a life full of mockery and humiliation unlike the current life. I had a small house and there was no kitchen and this forced me to cook in the same room. Now I managed to build a kitchen which I used not to have before I had no chairs to sit on, and I used to borrow chairs from neighbour for my visitors when they come. This could generate gossip, but now I have bought sofa set and my state of begging is far gone. "
Johana's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Johana received a $549 initial payment.
"When I received the transfer it was around 3 pm, I was digging my neighbor's farm for pay. I then received the message notifying me that I had received the transfers. I could not even continue doing that work since I felt that I needed time to go share and celebrate the good news with my family. I could not keep the good news to myself. I then asked for fare from my neighbor and Immediately headed home. On reaching home and sharing the good news, ululation, joy, laughter, and tears of joy rented the hair. We could not wait to have them in cash so we immediately prepared and headed to a nearby center to withdraw the money."
Johnstone's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Johnstone received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I expect to have a happier life since I will have expanded my business. I expect to be earning more profits which translates to better access to household needs and more so give my children better education through taking them to better institutions."
Ngasura's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Ngasura enrolled.
"Receiving this money means i will be able to buy dairy cattle which will in turn act as my daily source of income upon supplying milk to the nearby secondary school as well as some of my neighbours. I will also use the remaining part of the transfer to start a small business entailing buying and selling Second hand clothes in the nearby town"
Sheila's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sheila received a $549 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I have invested heavily in potato farming. I have spent KES 35000 in investing in potato farming. I have leased land for over 2 years and will be planting potatoes along that period. I expect to harvest potatoes from this farm for over 4 times. It is a very fertile land and I expect a great harvest for sale. The money I will get from it will go towards paying school fees for my children as soon as they join secondary school. It really gives me the joy to do such an investment that has been tested and verified to give lots of returns. More importantly is that my kid's future is secured as far as educational needs are concerned."
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I want to ensure I pay school fees for my children in time. I would want to give my children the besty in terms of education so that when they are finanlly through with education, thjey will get well paying jobs and bnot live the kind of life I have lived."
Lilian's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Lilian received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months because I will have fenced my compound. I have planted vegetables in my kitchen garden which I do not want to be destroyed by the neighbour's animals that sometimes makes me quarrel because of this simple issue. I am glad that when this happens, I will live peacefuly with all of them."
Edward's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Edward received a $23 eleventh payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have paid dowry. My wife has been pushing me to pay dowry and at some point, she thought maybe I was not serious with our marriage. But that is not the case and this is why I plan to pay her dowry once I have accumulated enough money. This will also earn me respect from my In-laws. I am also planning to take my child to a boarding school because the school he is going to currently is very far forcing her to come home late which is risky. Apart from that, he also gets tired and may not revise well on what he learnt at school."
Anna's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Anna received a $549 initial payment.
"The moment I realized I had an unread message on my phone, I reluctantly checked. I knew it was the usual Safaricom message. To my dismay, it was not as I expected. On realizing it was a Mpesa message, I hurriedly checked. I could not believe my eyes as tears rolled down my cheeks. It was a moment I will never forget."
Rotich's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Rotich received a $549 initial payment.
"When I received my first transfer I was totally overwhelmed with joy.I have never thought we will come across such a large amount of money in our lives. My family and I decided to celebrate that day by slaughtering a chicken we normally keep for emergencies. Up to now, I'm still shocked at how God can shine on me without much struggle."