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Josinta's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the last cash transfer to build a house for my son, and I also used it to buy food for the family. A new solar system was also purchased since we did not a have a lighting system. Initially I used to have paraffin lamps that were hectic to use.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying Iron sheets that I used to extend my house for more space, I also bought cement and sand and had my house plastered to get rid of the dust and spent what I had left on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a spacious beautiful house that won't require any frequent repairs soon..
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a sack of maize at 3,500 KES, wooden seats at 4,000 KES, then used the rest of the cash to till. Am now very hopeful of getting yields.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy and excited when I received the transfer.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have gone through is going hungry during this hunger times in our village.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moment of the day is mid day she my family takes lunch. It feels exciting to share as a family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The transfer to me is a very big boost to my small scale fish vending. I will increase my stock volume and storage facilities that will increase profits and reduce losses. In return I will effectively educate my school going children from the profits earned. I also see my self build a house because the current house I live in is small for the family and leaking.