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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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Naomi's family
access_time 7 days ago
Naomi enrolled.
"The biggest hardship I have ever faced in my life is ending my education after class eight due to lack of fee. I am a first born child in a family of seven siblings. My parent depend on farming to provide for household basic needs. Our farming doesn't do well due to long dry seasons in our area hence most of the time we could not get what to sell for more finances hence our parents raising school fee for me was hard task forcing me to drop out of school."
Betty's family
access_time 7 days ago
Betty enrolled.
"My father-in-law recently passed away after along illness of going to the hospital and back. Doing this needs alot of resources and we had to sell all the cows that we had to settle the bills. Recently my mother in law also drowned and passed away and so there was so much that we had to do in terms of funeral arrangements and all. Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a cow and some chicken for rearing so as to become a source of income and be able to take of my family and the extended one since we are now being depended by almost everyone is my family. This money came at the right time."
Angeline's family
access_time 7 days ago
Angeline enrolled.
"My biggest worry is that I dont enough finances to educate my children. As a result, I live in a dilapidated house because the amount I get from selling eggs and chicken is used in buying basic needs such as food."
Charo's family
access_time 7 days ago
Charo enrolled.
"I have been working as a herder for the past 10 years taking care of other people's livestock. Receiving this money means buying my own cows and goats so that I can be self reliant. I prefer to keep livestock because they give me milk that I use at home and sell the surplus to make extra income for the family. Incase of emergencies such as illnesses, I can easily sell one of the animals especially goats because they are very marketable and solve my problem. "
Joseph's family
access_time 7 days ago
Joseph received a $536 initial payment.
"I felt extremely happy because I had been anxiously waiting for money for almost a week without seeing it. I was so jubilated and I knew it was the right time for me to transform my life."
Emmaculate's family
access_time 7 days ago
Emmaculate received a $536 initial payment.
"Initially, my children have been sent home frequently for school fees and had to skip lessons this really affected their performance in class but since I received my transfer, I have been able to clear their fees and their performance has gradually improved. We currently live in a rental house which is not economic as the landlord demands a lot from us. In the near future, I am planning to own a house. I have been able to buy building materials to facilitate building which will be done in the next six months."
Serfina's family
access_time 7 days ago
Serfina received a $536 initial payment.
"The very morning that the transfers were sent I was facing a financial crisis. I could not provide breakfast for my family because the previous's day hustle did not fetch enough money. The little I had was spent on supper. As I was staring at my phone thinking of who to call to ask for money I received a message indicating that I had received a sum KES 55000 from GD. I broke into tears of joy for I knew all my problems were finally going to be solved. All I can say is Long live GD for transforming my life."
Beryl's family
access_time 7 days ago
Beryl received a $249 initial payment.
"I expect to buy some chicken in the near future and increase the stock with time so that after one year, the numbers will have increased significantly and I will be at sell them out at some profit."
Joseph's family
access_time 7 days ago
Joseph received a $536 initial payment.
"The motorbike will help me generate some income because I will be ferrying passengers for a fee and using the proceeds to sustain my family. I am sure I will use the motorbike effectively and of course it will last for several years and probably in the future I will be able to get more motorbikes,."
Hellen's family
access_time 7 days ago
Hellen received a $452 second payment.
"My life is different in that, I have developed in my home. I sleep well in my permanent structure and I eat well (healthy ) compared to before when I used to sleep under a leaking roof. I could not have built my permanent structure if I never received the transfer."