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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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Gladys's family
access_time 1 day ago
Gladys enrolled.
"Being a single parent,all the needs of my family is all on me.I have children in school who require school fees among other needs within the household.I normally grow vegetables for sale and sometimes buy from neighbours to sell at a nearby market.However,this business does not provide me sufficient income to cover all these needs as well as improve my home.It has even become more difficult owing to long drought seasons that has affected crop production.Basically,the biggest hardship I have faced is lack of money to meet the needs of my family."
Beatrice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Beatrice received a $22 twentieth payment.
"In the next six months, I believe that I would have bought sheep. Since sheep matures and reproduce faster, I would expect to have a good number which I will sell in future and buy a heifer."
Fatuma's family
access_time 1 day ago
Fatuma enrolled.
"My husband's job is seasonal and we cannot project how much he earns. This means we live from hand to mouth, a situation that has made my family suffer. My children are often sent home because of late school fee payment. This negatively affects their perfomance. It is also difficult to provide medical needs for my daughter who has digestive problems. Sometimes we are forced to source funds from our neighbours and it lowers our self-esteem. This is not limited to the fact that sometimes we go without food because we do not have money to buy from the shops. In this regard I can say financial instability is my biggest."
Salima's family
access_time 1 day ago
Salima enrolled.
"The lack of enough funds is the biggest hardship that has negatively impacted my family. I cannot even afford to raise the 2200 shillings required for my children's education. As if this is not enough, getting food is also a problem. This is worse during dry seasons where we buy from the shops. Currently a bundle of maize of flour goes for 1500 shillings and it only sustain us for 12 days. This means the remaining days of the month becomes a struggle and my children go without food for up to 2 days."
Katsele's family
access_time 1 day ago
Katsele enrolled.
"Upscaling my farming is generally what receiving this money means to me. This has been my longest desire since I am a farmer who currently depends on the traditional ways of farming like the use of a hoe. This has affected me negatively since my farm produce is usually one sack, a harvest that sustain me for two months. I am determined to own oxen once I receive my transfers, which can help me during land preparation in order to plow a big portion of my farm with an estimation of 3 hectares. This will help me to get more harvests to sustain the needs of my family of 6 members. Getting more bags of maize will also help me to sell the extra to earn income that can aid my children's education. Hence, a better life than I have long wished."
Angelina's family
access_time 1 day ago
Angelina received a $22 twentieth payment.
"Maize is a four-month crop and if my next goal succeeds then it means that in six month's time I will be having enough harvests. This means that I will be able to provide for my family for the next year and even have enough for sale and earn income. I expect to do this by six months' time."
Rose's family
access_time 1 day ago
Rose received a $468 initial payment.
"The cash transfer has brought so much joy into my life. I am very delighted that with the cash transfer I will plaster and cement the house. Previously, the house had spent over 3 years without completion. It was not that comfortable and habitable. However, I am very glad that the cash transfers were sent at the right time when we needed financial support to complete the house."
Stanley's family
access_time 1 day ago
Stanley received a $530 initial payment.
"It was still early in the morning and I was still sleeping when I heard a message notification on my phone and I decided to check it since I was awake. Upon reading its contents, my heart was filled with joy especially when I saw the amount that I had received. I knew that my plan of building a permanent house for my family would soon be realized."
Joel's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joel received a $530 initial payment.
"Expanding my dairy project had always been my prayer but had not been able to due to financial constraints. Buying the four heifers using my transfers is so far the biggest difference in my daily life. As a result of this, I will be able to increase my income from the dairy project after these heifers start reproducing. I am also optimistic that one of them will be calving soon thus an increase in milk production. I will be using the income from this project for my children's school fees and to cater for my family needs."
Paul's family
access_time 1 day ago
Paul enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will buy oxen that will support my household to start large scale crop cultivation in order to improve on household earnings. Large scale farming will enhance large investments within my household and besides, the oxen will be appreciating in value which all comes back to add value to the household."