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47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my third transfer on cementing my house into a semi-permanent house from a mud one,I am now at peace since I am not worried of searching for cow dung as I used to .I bought seven cushions for my chairs and household utensils . I also paid school fees for my child who is in high school and bought food for my family's consumption.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l am now staying in a very nice comfortable house where l do not need to worry a bout the dust as before.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to plaster my house, because l was staying in a very dusty house that was not easy to maintain and it was not good for my health. I spent the transfer to pay school fee for my child who is in secondary school. The remaining balance l spent to buy bedding for my children.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on settling a debt I accrued on the use of M-copa solar system I had purchased from safaricom. I also purchased a sack of maize to sustain my family throughout the dry season experienced in the region.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so good when I received my transfer since I knew I would be in a position to settle the debt owed for my system to be connected back as function normally.
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I currenyly face is lack of proper income to educate my children.When they are sent for school fees it depresses me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moments of my day is when anything that does not upset me happens.
I like being happy and do not want things that upset me.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The idea of receiving this transfer gave me happiness at heart.This is because I have been having several hardships due to lack of income,but with the money,I feel some of the hardships will reduce and I can be at ease.