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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.
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama received a $27 fourteenth payment.
"My current focus is on building a new house. Given the poor condition of our current dwelling, particularly the roof, which allows water to leak in, I am determined to construct a new one. To achieve this, I have been purchasing two iron sheets every time I receive the funds. I plan to gather all the necessary building materials, including iron sheets and building poles, before commencing the construction. Once the new house is completed, I intend to start rearing livestock, particularly goats. Since I do not have an active source of income at the moment, I believe that goat rearing will establish a solid financial foundation, especially for the education of our two young children."
Kabibi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kabibi received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"My focus is on building a more spacious house. The current one I am using has only one room and is becoming too small for my family. I share the house with my daughter and her two kids. I would be happy if I could build one with two rooms so that we can have more space. To achieve this, I have been saving $10 through a savings group in my community. After a year, I believe I will have accumulated enough funds to start buying the building materials, such as iron sheets and building poles, to begin the process."
Charo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Charo received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"Moving forward, I aim to focus on keeping livestock, especially goats. Although I would have wished to keep other types of livestock, I live near the trade center where diseases might break out and affect them. Goats are more resilient to these disease spreads than any other livestock, like chickens, which is why I prefer them. By rearing goats, I can sell them in the future to raise funds for the school fees of my three children—one in high school and the other two in primary school."
Kahindi's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kahindi received a $27 eighteenth payment.
"I would wish that by the time the cash transfers end, I will have established a source of income that can help me sustain myself and my family. Therefore, whenever I receive the transfer and there’s food in the house, I plan to channel the transfers toward buying livestock, especially goats and chickens. When they multiply, I can easily sell them to provide for the needs of my five children, such as school fees or food."
Kandenge's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kandenge received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"I want to start rearing livestock like goats. Rearing livestock is important to me because as they reproduce, they increase the herd. Each of my two wives has goats, and I have always wanted to imitate their course. In the future, I can sell them to raise money for my needs like school fees for my four school-going children and food. Even after the cash transfers have ended, I will not have to revert to making charcoal like I used to because I can sell the goats to raise funds."
Mtawani's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mtawani received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"My goal is to rear livestock, particularly goats. I have already purchased two goats with previous cash transfers, and I aim to secure at least four more. As they multiply and increase in number, I could sell them in the future to provide for the needs of my wife and myself such as food. This will also help alleviate the burden on my sons, as they also bear the significant responsibility of supporting their own families."
Kadzo's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am committed to continuing to raise livestock, particularly goats. I am grateful to have begun this endeavor by acquiring four goats from previous cash transfers. As they reproduce and the herd grows in the future, I will have the option to sell them to meet any needs that may arise including medical expenses. This will consequently alleviate my dependence on my son in the future."
Jumaa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumaa received a $27 twenty-sixth payment.
"My main goal is to start a kiosk business that I will run from home. With a business, I believe that the stream of income will be consistent, making it easier to fund my three children's education. Since their mother passed away, the responsibility of taking care of them has solely fallen on me. I always want to ensure that their needs are catered for even in her absence. So, I would be happy if I could start the business before the year ends. I anticipate that the initial stock will require at least $100. Right now, I am focusing on farming because the long rains have started. However, once the farming season is over, I plan to start saving for the shop."
Kazungu's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kazungu received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am grateful that I have finally achieved my long-term goal of building a house with an iron roof. For many years, I lived in a grass-thatched hut. At my age, I can no longer work and support myself. Instead, I rely on transfers and some support from my son, who has his own family to take care of. In order to reduce my financial burden, I have decided to invest in livestock, specifically goats. Goats are easy to take care of and breed quickly. I currently own eight goats and plan to buy more in the future. This will allow me to sell them and generate cash whenever I need it."
Kaunda's family
access_time 5 days ago
Kaunda received a $27 twenty-second payment.
"I am pleased that I have finally achieved my long-term goal of building an iron-roofed house. For years, I had been living in a grass-thatched hut. At my age, I am no longer able to engage in jobs that can help me take care of my needs. Therefore, I mainly rely solely on the transfers for my upkeep and some support from my son, who does casual jobs in town and has his own family to support. To reduce the financial burden, I have decided to invest in livestock, particularly goats. Goats are easy to take care of and breed and their multiplication rate is high. I currently own eight goats, and I plan to purchase more in the coming years. This will enable me to sell them and generate some cash whenever I need it."