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.
Sheillah's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sheillah enrolled.
"Food shortage is the challenge I face. Without access to sufficient food, learning becomes so hard for me. I sometimes go to school with an empty stomach and it affects my concentration. This is because my father has a little income that cannot adequately sustain us."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi enrolled.
"Food insecurity is the current challenge I am facing. Buying food sufficient for 4 people is a struggle for me. I have 3 children who depend on me for everything. My income is insignificant to comfortably sustain them. I make only 1,000 KES a month. Food shortage frequently rocks this household."
Agnes's family
access_time 1 month ago
Agnes enrolled.
"I am a mother of 7 children and all are in school. Putting into consideration all other parental obligations, raising school fees for them is a nightmare. Charcoal burning is my occupation and I make a trifling 1,500 KES a month. This amount only buys us food leaving all the other needs unattended. This has led to the tuition fees accumulating. As of now, I am required to pay 18,000 KES for them."
Josphat's family
access_time 1 month ago
Josphat enrolled.
"Raising school to join secondary school is the current challenge I am facing. I was to join school at the beginning of this month but I am yet to because I cannot raise the admission fees. My parents are very poor and they have other 4 siblings to provide for. The required amount is 9,000 KES but my guardians are unable to meet the requirements due to their low income which only caters to food. My parents only depend on farming which earns them very little. It distresses me to see my peers attending school as I miss studies."
Kazungu's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kazungu enrolled.
"Lack of a reliable source of income is the main challenge that I am facing. Imagine having a family of five children without any source of income! This is the situation that is giving me sleepless nights. Three of the five children are currently in school. Raising their school fees has been very difficult. The KES 5000 that I earn from the casual jobs is not able to meet most of the basic needs. This is because, I may take two to three months without any job and I am forced to borrow flour from my neighbors for my children as my wife and I sleep hungry. I plan to address this by using KES 50000 to invest in livestock farming which will be a huge income generating activity for my household. I will then use the remaining amount to pay school fees and buy food and other necessities."
Daka's family
access_time 1 month ago
Daka enrolled.
"Am a mother of eight children and all them we are sleeping in one room. The condition is not good adding that we sleep on the ground. It has always my prayer to build another house at least two bedrooms where my children can have enough and comfortable place to sleep. So upon receiving my transfer i will make sure i put up the two room house and also buy beds and mattresses. When i complete that project, as a mother my biggest burden will be relieved totally. I plan to use 50000KES to cater for all those expenses and use the remaining amount for school fees."
Nyevu's family
access_time 1 month ago
Nyevu enrolled.
"Food insecurity is what has been disturbing me for long now because here we normally depend on farming to get food. It is very unfortunate that for over three years, we have never seen enough rains that can produce food. So the family get very little or sometimes miss completely something to eat. It is very hard to reason us as parents and also for those who are still in school if you don't get food to eat."
Nzingo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Nzingo enrolled.
"I'm struggling so much to get adequate food supply. I'm an old widow who doesn't have the required amount of energy to be able to effectively earn from producing charcoal. I therefore depend entirely on my son who's does casual jobs in Mombasa town as well as selling water. As usual, this help never comes as expected in terms of amounts and time and so I normally end up going without food a lot more than you would imagine."
Rehema's family
access_time 1 month ago
Rehema enrolled.
"Having a mental child as a mother is a full time job. It's been quite challenging to take care of the one year old baby and at the same time make sure that the mental one is also okay and is doing the right things all the time. I have to ensure he doesn't interfere with other people's property and also doesn't touch what's harmful to him."
Kahindi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kahindi enrolled.
"It means a new structure for my family. My old structure collapsed around four months ago during a rainy season and right now I'm being hosted. My brother offered me his external kitchen to use until I'm able to rebuild the structure. I haven't been lucky for those four months to get enough money to erect a new structure. This is because my only source of income is selling traditional toothbrushes and skewers that can only earn me 1000 KES weekly. I have three children with a housewife; one is enrolled in a primary school, the second one is mental and the third is not of age yet. All that money is always spend in taking care of the family."