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.
"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 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.
"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."
Kanze's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kanze enrolled.
"As a family we are dependent on farming and my husband's job as a cattle herder in the nearby village called Guruguru. However, both are not enough to sustain us. My husband earns a salary of four thousand Kenya shillings every month which is not enough for food, education and other basic needs of my family. Farming too has not been fruitful due to the poor rains experienced in the area."
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."