Cash aid feeds business surge in northern Kenya - in Swahili (Misaada za kifedha zaimarisha biashara Kaskazini mwa Kenya)

Jun 25, 2015, 11:07 AM

When the government of Kenya began giving cash instead of food aid to poor people in Kenya's drought-stricken northern region, the aim was to help them buy food more efficiently and conveniently.

But the cash-transfer programme has had an unexpected effect: Most of the recipients of the cash have used it to start small businesses, which they see as the best way of adapting to increasingly tough climatic conditions.