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Rose's family
casuall labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
My husband being village casual labourer we couldn't raise that kind of money to build a house so when we received our third transfer we built our house.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying iron sheets which I will be using in building a new house. I also bought a new sofa set and a table. I then invested the rest of the transfer on a shoes selling business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a steady business that I wake up to daily unlike before when I used to carry sand form the lake to make a living.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token transfer on buying a bed at 3800 KES, bought an Mkopa solar at 3000 KES and spent the rest of the money on food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I felt good because I never had a single penny by then.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is due to the fact that we don't have enough money to meet our daily needs and we struggle to keep going.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning after preparing my children to go to school and I report to my place of my work to find my employer happy and excited that I have reported.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Am feeling happy because this money will help me meet my needs and also to start a business.