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Mary's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I cleared the remaining balances for a land that I had bought with the first and second transfer. I prioritized the land since I have been living in a rental house for the last 2 years and I was not able to raise money and buy a piece of land where I could move and build my own home. Currently, everyone in my household is happy since they are now certain that before the year ends, we will be living in our home.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of my second transfer on buying a piece of land where I'm planning to build my compound. I bought 10 pieces of iron sheets at 7000 KES and used the rest of the money on both clearing school fee balance for my children and on buying food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I'm now happy and already feel at peace because finally I'll have a place I call home. I knew I would stay in rental house forever because I couldn't afford to buy land.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on half a bag of dried corn (2,500 KES ), Primary school charges , books and uniform for my 3 children (2,600 KES) , certified maize (500 KES) and the rest on miscellaneous household expenses since I am a widow and a sole breadwinner..
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt a great sense of gratitude because my children had been sent away from school due to fee arrears and tattered uniform,and in addition, we did not quite have enough food to eat, thank you very much.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I currently face is how to educate my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day when I get food for my family in the afternoon.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me build a house since I don't have one.