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Ruth's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a pit latrine for 6,000 KES because we were using the bush before we received the transfer as I had limited funds. I also spent 37,000 KES on plastering parts of my 2 room house that had remained when I ran out of second transfer funds. I invested the balance in growing maize which is the staple food here.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I plastered my main house with sand and cement and fitted it with a steel door and windows. I am now living in a better house and one with a tight security.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the house I currently live in-it has a tight security, cemented walls and a nice look that everyone in the village admires. This is contrary to before when my security had deteriorated while living in a mud house with a door made of tin.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, the first thing that came into my mind was food-it was famine season, we neither had money nor food and therefore this was like a blessing to me-I spent on a sack of maize and other food items worth 6000 KES and paid school fees for my son in a secondary school with the remaining amount.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy the moment I received my money. This is because it was a time when we neither had money nor food and therefore it would facilitate us well. Again, 10000 KES is not easy to come by so I considered it God's blessings.
access_time 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Paying my children fee's with kind of casual job I do is not easy as a widow.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Afternoon's makes me happy because I get to relax and learn more from my fellow friends /women.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will be able to construct a latrine since I don't own one in my compound.