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47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 25 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on plastering my 3 room house and paying secondary school fee for one of my children since I am a widow and their only parent.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing construction materials (iron-sheets, timber, nails, a wooden door, cement) @40000 Kes, paid labour of 3500 Kes and with the rest of the money, I paid primary school fees, bought a dress and food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I managed to plaster my house and live in a better place. I had always wished to have a house for my guests and children but i lacked the resources and now am planning to construct one with the materials I bought. This is going to be a great step.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my son who is taking a medical course at a college.I remain positive that he will finish his course an get a job. The little remaining I spent on food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I did not realize the money I had received the money until a friend of mine came to show me her text message. I was so exited about it.
access_time 8 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I low income but I'm burdened by high school fees, this is my biggest hardship.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning because of waking up in good health and strength to tackle tasks a head of me.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving the money will enable me complete school fees arrears and build sleeping shelter for my children.