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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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Jumwa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Jumwa received a $542 initial payment.
"Owning these cows makes the biggest difference in my daily life. Besides them being assets to me, they will also reproduce and increase in number. I will be depending on them for my future financial needs. I used to buy milk but now that I have my cows, I will no longer be buying."
Salima's family
access_time 4 days ago
Salima received a $542 initial payment.
"The transfer has enabled me to purchase the goats which I am currently keeping in my homestead. I intend to keep them so that as they reproduce and increase in number, I will be able to sell in future and raise money which can also help me educate my children. So far, owning these goats is the biggest difference in my daily life."
Sammary's family
access_time 4 days ago
Sammary enrolled.
"Since I have a small farm, my biggest challenge currently as a dairy farmer is that I don't have enough feeds for my 2 cows. As a result, my milk production is little (10 litres daily) as compared to the type of breeds that I have. My goal is to achieve a higher milk production of approximately 30 litres per cow so that I can enjoy the fruits of my dairy farming."
Teresa's family
access_time 4 days ago
Teresa received a $523 second payment.
"My life is different because I managed to pay my daughter school fee and she sat her examination comfortably. I am now stay in a very safe house where I do not need to worrying of the door being in a bad state."
Wilifrenda's family
access_time 4 days ago
Wilifrenda received a $542 second payment.
"My life has really changed because my son now has a very comfortable place to spend his night I am no longer worried as I used to be before. I am also sitting on a very comfortable furniture that everybody is admiring in our village, no more borrowing furniture from my neighbors."
Anne's family
access_time 4 days ago
Anne received a $542 second payment.
"The biggest difference in my life is that I am now stress free I do not think to much on how I will pay school fee for my two children. My children also now in a school learning very comfortably without worrying of them being sent home."
Kelmentina's family
access_time 4 days ago
Kelmentina received a $524 second payment.
"If I could not have received the transfer I could still be sleeping on a mate which is very uncomfortable."
Dama's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dama enrolled.
"Lack of a reliable source of income is my biggest hardship in my life. Being illiterate securing a job has been a challenging task for me. This has forced me to venture into seasonal peasant farming growing maize. Meeting the educational needs of my children has been a difficult task something that keeps me worried that I may fail to educate them."
Vickoty's family
access_time 4 days ago
Vickoty enrolled.
"Buying a dairy cow for milking @ $350 which will boost my income as a casual worker is what receiving this money means to me. This also means saving ksh 30 daily which i usually spend buying milk for family consumption. I will then use $480 of my transfer to pay school fees my four children in secondary school."
Mercy's family
access_time 4 days ago
Mercy enrolled.
"When I finished college two years ago, I had high hopes that I was going to land a job. Reality dawned and I couldn't find employment. I took a loan of $400 to start a mobile money transfer(M-pesa) shop around home, an investment that collapsed due to high demands for household needs. I have since stayed home jobless and hopeless yet I have a diploma certificate. This is the biggest hardship I've faced in my life. "