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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.
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Jared's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jared enrolled.
"The biggest hardship that i have faced is unemployment. For a very long time, i have not been able to attain a good paying job that can enable me earn sufficient income that can help me in providing for all of my family's needs. It pains me a lot to see my aged mother still struggling with hard work in a bid to assist with some of the expenses. "
Damianus's family
access_time 5 years ago
Damianus enrolled.
"The achievement that i am proud of is, being able to start my own business of selling clothes because its income has enabled me to sustain most of my needs. "
Samwel's family
access_time 5 years ago
Samwel enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have faced in life is late payment of school fees by my struggling father hence affecting my productivity in school since I have to miss classes."
Norah's family
access_time 5 years ago
Norah enrolled.
"The biggest hardship i have faced in my life was when i separated from my husband three years ago since we had no peace in the marriage. I decided to come back home but the worst happened; my father was not in good health and i had to struggle hard to cater for his medication. This was too much for me and i ended up being diagnosed with pressure and mental sickness. I thank God that my father's health and mine too has greatly improved. Much regards goes to Give directly since we will use part of the money we get for our medication."
Agnes's family
access_time 5 years ago
Agnes received a $483 third payment.
"I added more iron sheets worth 15,000 KES. I as well bought a cow at 18,000 KES, I paid labor worth 12,000 KES. The remaining amount I spent on household expenses such as food and clothing."
Jacinter's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jacinter received a $480 third payment.
"I spent the transfer I received to building materials to build to a new house as I did not have a house and the rest I bought seats."
Hellen's family
access_time 5 years ago
Hellen enrolled.
"Not long ago, together with my family, I was in a terrible state(financially). We could eat once or go hungry a whole day. Luckily my husband later got a job as I also did casual jobs to ensure that my family's needs are met. I worked tirelessly everyday so that I could support him and for me this is the greatest achievement I am proudest of."
Kevin's family
access_time 5 years ago
Kevin enrolled.
"The achievement I am proudest of is having harvested 3 sacs of maize last planting season on a small piece of land. This enabled my family to have meals all meals without straining."
Maurice's family
access_time 5 years ago
Maurice enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I face in my life is that my legs are infested with jiggers and I have really tried to get rid of them but I am not able to eradicate them completely hence they cause a lot of pain to me."
Winny's family
access_time 5 years ago
Winny enrolled.
"My family and I lived in an old grass thatched house for some years and we saw it necessary to build an iron roofed house.For several months,i went on with my casual labor jobs(plucking tea) and saved up enough money to buy iron sheets to build the house we live in now.Accomplishing this is the achievement am proudest of"