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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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Sharon's family
access_time 5 years ago
Sharon received a $46 initial payment.
"My current life has really changed in that I have developed many business ideas in that compared to some months ago before receiving the transfers I now have a bigger business than before and my expectation is now high in bearing in mind that I am expecting to receive the same transfers for more than a year from now."
Elizabeth's family
access_time 5 years ago
Elizabeth received a $483 third payment.
"The transfer came in while I had my son in hospital. I spent 30,000 KES for treatment. Unfortunately, he did pass away. The remaining amount I used to build a house for her wife and children whom he had left behind. I truly am great full for the support I receive form GD. it came at a time that I was in deep need and lightened the weight."
Jamawa's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jamawa received a $480 third payment.
"The best option on how to use the cash was to buy sand, cement that I used to plaster my house. I now live in a much better house than where I was before. I now have a three roomed house and I feel very comfortable."
Benter's family
access_time 5 years ago
Benter received a $480 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer in buying livestock (two cows and two goats) worth 39000 KES because I new with time they will give me milk that I can and get income that I can use to support my family. I also bought clothes for my children because they did not have presentable ones."
Jael's family
access_time 5 years ago
Jael received a $23 second payment.
"We eat well as a family, my farm is already weeded and I find peace in my heart."
Dorine's family
access_time 5 years ago
Dorine received a $483 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer on purchasing seats since I had old ones and a radio mostly for news to know the happenings. I also bought seats cover and food that we ate as a family. The larger portion of my third transfer went on building my first born son a house because he was living in bad one due to lack of money to build a nice house."
Judith's family
access_time 5 years ago
Judith received a $501 third payment.
"Upon receiving my transfer I had plans of building my own home. Hence I did spend my third transfer 27,000 KES to help in building and the remaining amount I spent on my children's school. One daughter was then in form four and now has completed her form four. It was of great help."
Eddy's family
access_time 5 years ago
Eddy received a $480 third payment.
"I opted to use the cash on cultivating my three acre farm where I planted sugarcane. I also used part of the cash to buy a new public address system that I normally hire to my customers and get some profit out of that."
Richard's family
access_time 5 years ago
Richard received a $483 third payment.
"I spent part of my third transfer on building a spacious house and more seats in my house. Being that I depend so much on farming, I also paid six people who prepared my parcel of land and finally used the remaining amount on my child's exams fees who had stayed at home for one week due to lack of money."
Seline's family
access_time 5 years ago
Seline received a $480 third payment.
"I spent my third transfer in buying cement,sand and metal door and windows, that I used in building my house because the current house I was staying in was grass thatched was too small and it was serially leaking when it rains."