Shikilia: emergency cash-transfers for COVID-19

Measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya have destroyed informal labour markets and the daily income that households rely on.

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Shikilia is a collaboration

between private sector and non-profit organisations that sends monthly cash transfers to low-income households during the pandemic.

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Cash Transfers replace income lost due to COVID-19 and increase people’s health, wealth and happiness.

Evidence shows that Direct Cash Transfers are the most effective and efficient way of supporting those in need:

They give people the ability to purchase what they truly need

They lower overhead costs maximising direct impact

They have an economic multiplier effect in local communities

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