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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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Bitris's family
access_time 4 days ago
Bitris received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I hopefully have constructed my restaurant next to my home where I will be selling food and groceries. This will be an added source of income to my farming."
Rosemary's family
access_time 4 days ago
Rosemary received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"I expect to see my children joyfully attending school and having promising performances. It will be my joy to see them prosper and have the best life can offer them."
Annah's family
access_time 4 days ago
Annah received a $22 twelfth payment.
"In the next six months, I am seeing my family members living happily and with little or completely nill worries about what to eat. I will ensure that food security is at the top notch and sources of income well defined to ensure a surplus at all times. I expect my family to be happy and healthy."
Dennis's family
access_time 4 days ago
Dennis received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"In the next six months, I shall have bought my second motorcycle and I will be proud owner of two motorcycles and definitely have more income for myself and make more investments in future. I have the confidence of being able to pay back the loan that will be used to purchase the motorcycle since I will use income from the two motorcycles."
David's family
access_time 4 days ago
David received a $49 eighth payment.
"I sell street food such as kebabs, sausages and fries. Preparation if these foods have always been a bit hectic because I do not have modern equipment such as potato peelers or even a frier. Now that my savings in our table banking group have improved, all thanks to these transfers, I will take a loan to facilitate the purchase of this equipment so that I can be more efficient and spend less time during preparations. This will also save me a lot of money spent on charcoal which has become very expensive due to the bans placed on the commodity in most parts of the country."
Nelly's family
access_time 4 days ago
Nelly enrolled.
"Limited financial resources has been my biggest impediment in life. This has resorted to insufficient food in my home, lack of school fees for my children and provision of other basic needs. One of my biggest worries as at now is how my 3 children will transition to secondary school next year at one go. The finances required for their shopping, transport and fees overwhelms me. I am grateful though that GD has come to my aid just in time. "
Conoria's family
access_time 4 days ago
Conoria enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house. The one that I sleep in leeks. The balance will be used to provide the education needs of my children and buy some household items. "
Emmanuel's family
access_time 4 days ago
Emmanuel enrolled.
"Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can cultivate. I will also buy cows that can reproduce. With this, I will be in position to marry a wife."
Janeth's family
access_time 4 days ago
Janeth enrolled.
"Inability to provide for my children's needs adequately is the biggest hardship i have faced in my life. My husband who is a motorcycle rider is the sole breadwinner in our family and we usually spend the money he earns daily on food. Sometimes my children fail to attend school like others since they spend most of their time home due to lack of school fees.I see my husband struggle alot but i hope our struggles will soon end immediately we receive our first transfer from GD since i plan to engage in income generating activities in order to support him."
Ann's family
access_time 4 days ago
Ann received a $22 sixteenth payment.
"My expectation in the near future is to buy a pickup truck to help me supply my farm produce. Having decided to do intensive and improved farming, I want to increase my scope of supply too. Doing so requires an efficient transport system hence the need to buy a pickup. This I pray will go along way in ensuring that I get more financially stable and be able to pay the school for my children. I also pray that it will enable me to build a permanent house."