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.
Joseph's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Joseph enrolled.
"I usually wake up early in the morning, then I pray and meditate. I then do some exercises like jogging and some push ups. I take a shower and then head to the market to buy fruits for my business. Later on, I come back to my place of work where I prepare juice and start selling until 8pm. I then go back to my house to prepare dinner and then I sleep. In my free time, I like reading novels to pass time. "
Mary's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Mary enrolled.
"I wake up in the morning, prepare breakfast, do my house chores till afternoon and prepare lunch for my family. In the evening at around 4:00 pm, I go sell clothes on the streets till 6:00 pm. I later go back home prepare supper, then rest. In my free, I do my house chores, rest abit then in the evening I go collecting my money from people who had bought my clothes on credit."
Michael's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Michael enrolled.
"Reason why I prioritize my plans the way I did, is because I have new business which I would like to expand it, I see the transfers to be great opportunity, where I will take an advantage of expanding my business, second priority will be paying school fees for my child for him get knowledge third priority am interested in poultry keeping, this will boost my lifestyle due to high demand of eggs and chickens."
Josphat's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Josphat enrolled.
"Reason why I prioritize my plan the way I did, is because it has always been my wish to start my own business and it looks like my dream has come true, therefore I will start investing in new business, which is barber shop business, second priority I will buy clothes for my child and for myself because is the only opportunity to look presented in community, third priority I will continue investing in my business, by boosting it, in terms of introducing other goods such as electronics that would support it in terms of paying rent."
Francis's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Francis enrolled.
"My usual day starts at 4:30am when I wake up in the morning and have a word of prayer. At 5:00am I receive milk from my distributor and embark on my work to supply in the nearby shops in Mlango Kubwa using a handcart until 7:00am. After supplying I normally go around for collection of money until 11:00am. In my free time I like to relax with friends or reading novel's and business related articles or listening to music or doing community works sometimes like cleanups."
Humphrey's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Humphrey enrolled.
"My first priority is to go back to school and have a course as a mason. I work on construction sites and I would want to acquire masonry skills because its marketable due to devolution in our country and infrastructural developments in county governments. I will also open a hardware shop in my neighborhood because there is none. The demand of equipments for construction is high and is profitable. I will also furnish my house because the furniture's I have are old and worn out."
Simon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Simon enrolled.
"My ambition is to be a successful businessman. I would want to open many shops because they are profitable. With this I will be able to take care of my family by providing basic need such as food, housing, clothing, health and education. I will also be able to buy land and build my own house as well as rental houses."
Josephine's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Josephine enrolled.
"My top concern is being unable to provide for my family their daily needs(food). Naturally you can convince someone otherwise once they have food, personally have encountered a challenge of lack of food whereby my mom had gone to buy food and the money got lost,we had to stay hungry since she had nowhere else to get the money. Lack of food can make someone do very bad things which can make him/her regret in future."
Susan's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Susan received a $195 initial payment.
"I spent the whole of my transfers to buy salon items like blowdrying machine and gels. At first, I used to do hairdressing work along the street since I love this work. Due to the nature of place I was operating from, I used to get few customers who only needed to plait their hair hence making my income less."
Solomon's family
access_time over 5 years ago
Solomon enrolled.
"I used to sell clothes and due to lack of enough money when my mom got sick I had to use all my savings for her health,and now since have got this cash I will restart my business. Right now my wife is expectant so am planning to use this money for her medical bills. Finally I Will buy house equipment since my house is not well furnished."