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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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Agnes's family
access_time 1 day ago
Agnes enrolled.
"Currently I am a charcoal burner,this is a tiresome job and it earns me a low source of income KES 500 per week. My dream was to start a food kiosk so that I can have a stable source of income to cater for my need. I will use my first transfer to start a food kiosk and boost it with the second transfer. I am assured of a good profit which will feed my family and also save the rest."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama enrolled.
"Getting food and fresh water for drinking is the biggest challenge I am expiriencing.. We are expiriencing drought spell for over 3 years now and all the water pans have dried. I depend on the business of charcoal burning inorder to put food in the table. There's is no water in our area and we have to hire motorcycle operators to bring water from a distance of 10 kilometres. It costs 100 KES for a 20 litres jerican of water which is very expensive to me because the job I depend on does not give me much than getting a packet of maize flour and it is also very straneous . Sometimes I end up getting food but still goes to bed hungry because of luck of water to cook the food."
Christina's family
access_time 1 day ago
Christina enrolled.
"I have rheumatoid arthritis and I have been in treatment for the last three years, i.e check-up every month. For a lasting solution, my doctor advised that I do a knee replacement surgery which is costly and I do not have the money to do the surgery. Receiving this money will mean that I will top up to that from my medical cover and do the surgery because the pain is unbearable when it is cold and treatment is also expensive and I have no one to take care of me when it gets too severe."
Annah's family
access_time 1 day ago
Annah enrolled.
"Educating my children has been a priority to me. Paying for their school fees is an uphill task. My husband went on retirement three years ago while I am a businesswoman. The little profit of about KES 150 per day that I get from selling vegetables in the shopping center is hardly enough to cater to all the basic needs including education costs. Due to that, we sold one cow to be able to get money to partially offset school fees. Being unable to settle these costs even after selling livestock sums up the biggest challenge I am currently facing."
Kache's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kache received a $479 second payment.
"When it comes to new goals, I have not thought of many as of yet since the previous targets that I had are still in progress, but if I could mention at least one it would be owning more livestock . This would give me the capability to rear more of the cattle for domestic use which would in turn help my family and I even with milk and in the long run for commercial benefits if we decided to sell."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama enrolled.
"Financial constraints is the biggest hardship I am currently facing. I work as a charcoal vendor in the village. The earnings of KES 300 is not enough to cater for all the basic needs such as house and hospital bills. This is the reason I have never been able to seek proper medication for my child who has been ailing for an year now."
Emmanuel's family
access_time 1 day ago
Emmanuel enrolled.
"I used to work in town as a welder but after my father died 5 years ago,I had to leave my job and come back home because the compound did not had an elder person to take care of the family. This total changed my life because I had to involve myself in casual jobs for survial. My dream has been to have a stable source of income. Receiving this transfer means attaining the desire. I am planning to invest KES 60,000 to start a business ( shop) in our village. This will generate income to my family of 11 members. In a day I can make proceeds of roughly 1000 shillings which is enough to cater for all the basic needs such as school fees. Apart from the business, I will use the remaining transfer to complete my business house which have tenants and this will be a source of income to."
Bahati's family
access_time 1 day ago
Bahati enrolled.
"Financial instability is the biggest hardship I am experiencing currently. I work as a charcoal vendor in the village this job earns me little coins of KES 300 per 1 sack which sometimes it takes me 3 days for it to be ready. The amount is insufficient to sustain all my family needs such as school fees my children are not in school right now due to the arrears."
Saumu's family
access_time 1 day ago
Saumu enrolled.
"I am a small business woman running a food kiosk in the village My longing has been to have a stable source of income but due to financial constraints, this dream has never come true. Receiving this money means achieving my dream.I am planning to spend KES 30,000 to add on my existing business.This is going increase the profits I am currently earning of KES 500 to KES 1,000 in a day. Roughly, my family spend KES 300 in a day for the basic needs such as food. I will save the other proceeds for my childrens future education. Additionally,I will use the remaining amount of the transfer to clear fees arrears for my children so that they can settle in school and study."
Alice's family
access_time 1 day ago
Alice received a $496 second payment.
"Well after receiving this cash i have a chaLife difference Business House building"