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Charles's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy building materials worth 33000 KES,I invested 7000 KES in my food kiosk business,I spent 5000 KES at my inlaws funeral expenses,i paid 3600 KES school fees for my children.I used the remaining amount to buy food my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that my business is now better after investing more money in it. I have bought building materials that i will use to construct a new house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5000 KES as capital for my hotel business, school fees 1400 KES and spent the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will repair my house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building materials to construct a food kiosk or canteen at the market centre, where I am already operating such a kiosk, but from a rented structure.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is paying school fees for my children, some of whom are in high school and others in primary school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the fact that we live in a place that is prone to flooding, and any time it rains, we don't feel safe.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am serving breakfast to my customers at the canteen.