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Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to pay school fee for my two children who were preparing to sit for their final exams. I must attest that the last transfer came at the right time when these children needed a lot of money in order to continue staying in school and prepare adequately for their exams. Were it not for the transfer, my children would have not sat for the exams but rather dropped out of school. In addition, I purchased them basic needs that they required in school since they were boarders.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 20 iron sheets at 10,000 KES, a mattress at 3,800 KES,cupboard at 8,500 KES,utensils worth 3,000 KES,paid 6000 KES on school fees,1,500 on transport expenses, purchased a sack of maize at 3,200 KES and the rest of the money is kept in my savings account for future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggesst difference in my life is being able to fend for my family adequately through the transfers.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees for my two son 6000 KES, bought clothes, utensils and food with the rest of the token.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will buy school items and pay school fees for my two sons who will be joining form one next year.
 
Enrolled
access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I am taking my children to school which will benefit them in the future.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is educating my children since my income is very little.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am able to work and earn something