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.
Samuel's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Samuel received a $252 second payment.
"In the next six months l expect to have started my project of large scale farming."
Irine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Irine received a $525 second payment.
"My life has been of a great change compared to the previous one. As a family, we had one source of income basically from my husband's casual wages which was hand to mouth income, but now I can testify that, out of my business, the family is capable of meeting it's basic needs without straining and without debts. The family is now able to have three meals in a day which never used to be reality at first."
Elija's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Elija received a $544 initial payment.
"My family is now guaranteed a meal every day thanks to the motorbike that generates enough for us. This was not the case previously before the transfers were sent. We used to sleep on empty stomachs and life was a struggle for us."
Beatrice's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Beatrice received a $544 initial payment.
"I was very happy. I had planned to build a better spacious kitchen but I lack adequate resources. Upon receiving the transfers I knew this dream was going to be fullfiled."
Mariam's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mariam received a $544 initial payment.
"The moment I saw the mpesa message indicating receipt of the first transfer I was filled with joy. I could envision how the vegetable farm would look like already. This made me so happy and restless."
Kevin's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kevin received a $544 initial payment.
"The biggest difference is that I can now drive legally without fear of being arrested. My movement has also been made easier thanks to the new motorcycle. I save a lot on transport and it also acts as a source of income."
Chemwa's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Chemwa received a $45 fourth payment.
"I am planning to improve my poultry farm. Right now I have a small poultry house keep afew chicken and I have planned to build a bigger house and buy more chicken to rear. Poultry keeping does not require so much capital to start and does not require so much skills to run."
Sarah's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Sarah received a $23 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, my focus is on tilling the land in order to plant maize and beans on large scale and if all goes well, I will sell them and buy a dairy cow. I will from there sell milk and get an income out of dairy farming."
Perine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Perine received a $23 twelfth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have built a kitchen. When this dream come to reality, I will be able to store my grains well. My birds (hens) will have a better place to rest at night and my children will also enjoy sleeping in a spacious place."
Kennedy's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Kennedy received a $23 eighth payment.
"In the six months, I would want to buy building materials. After paying the dowry, I want to ensure I utilise these transfers effectively by building a house of my desire. I would not want to live in a grass-thatched house after this life-changing opportunity. I will save and buy the materials bit by bit until they are enough to build an iron-roofed house."