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.
Chimbi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Chimbi enrolled.
"The biggest challange is food insecurity, sometimes we go for days without food and clean water. I depend on my charcoal business and at the moment, its not doing well and i have nothing to support me in my daily basic needs with my children."
Sidi's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sidi enrolled.
"I'm really struggling to provide for my family without a definite reliable source of income. Burning charcoal is a good business but you have to put in a lot of effort and get out very little because we sell one sac of charcoal for as low as 300 KES. This make it hard for me to pay school fees regularly to keep my children learning. Each of them pays 3000 KES per academic term. I'm honestly not able to produce enough sacs to generate that much."
Dama's family
access_time 1 month ago
Dama enrolled.
"My biggest challenge is lack of a reliable source of income. I'm a little too old to effectively burn charcoal or split enough firewood to keep a constant flow of income. Therefore I have an arrangement with my son who provides a lot for me. He agreed to be taking care of me by taking me in with his family and I can only cheap in on buying supplies occasionally"
Katana's family
access_time 1 month ago
Katana enrolled.
"Financial challenges have taken the better part of us. My siblings are at home due to a lack of school fees. I cannot provide enough to cater to all their needs. We have made pledges until it is no more. I see their future destroyed if they cannot get even basic education. It pains me to see them at home helpless."
Jumaa's family
access_time 1 month ago
Jumaa enrolled.
"I am currently in college doing a course in electrical but school fees have been a problem since I have siblings in secondary and primary school. My father is a casual worker, and the money he gets can not support all our needs. I am planning to use give directly transfers to pay for my college fees so I can have smooth learning."
Riziki's family
access_time 1 month ago
Riziki enrolled.
"It has been difficult to pay school fees for my six children in school. Just recently they were all sent home for school fees. This term alone I have accumulated fee areas of about 10000 KES because since they opened I have not paid a penny. Three of my children should also enroll in school but they are currently at home because there is no school fees. I feel like a failure as a parent for not giving my children quality education."
Fatma's family
access_time 1 month ago
Fatma enrolled.
"As a student, I don't have any source of income generation. I depend on my parents who do casual jobs to meet all our needs. The money they get is not enough to provide for us. This has left me with fee arrears of 330 KES for this term which I may not be able to clear in good time."
Khadija's family
access_time 1 month ago
Khadija enrolled.
"My job of burning charcoal can not cater for all our needs. I can only pocket 300 KES in one week which caters for food. Goats rearing can be of help in times of need if only I had the capital to do so. I am planning to buy up to 4 goats for the first four months of give directly transfers. The goats will multiply when they reproduce and in the future, I will have a source of income for paying school fees for my children."
Peter's family
access_time 1 month ago
Peter enrolled.
"I have always wanted to go to school but there is no money since I cannot work.I depend on my siblings and my parents for any support. I wish to have joined a special school for the disabled but it has not been possible due to financial constraints."
Kadii's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kadii enrolled.
"Lack of money to meet my family's needs such as education is the biggest challenge I am currently facing. My job as a cook in the nearby primary school is no longer sustainable and cannot guarantee my children education."