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Monica's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($474 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer build to a kitchen, since this has been my dream and yet l was not able to achieve it because of lack of money being that l do not have any source of income. l now have a very comfortable place to cook in and my children too now has place to spend their night comfortably, as compared to before when they were spending their night at the neighborhood and this was not very safe.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer on repairing my house being that it was leaking during rainy season, I also paid school fee to my children to avoid being frustrated during exam and what remain I spent on buying daily food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is, I no longer work has casual laborer in order to provide to my family instead I do business to support my children.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a mattress, utensils, one sack of maize and I also settled debts
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building a new latrine, a kitchen, and paying school fees for my children
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfer on paying school fees for my daughter in secondary school. I will use the remaining amount in building an outside kitchen for my family because my house is small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that through savings from my casual jobs,my first born daughter was able to join secondary school.I am happy she has completed form one this year and has been promoted to form two.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Making ends meet is my biggest hardship in my life.Casual jobs are limited and the pay is low.I am living from hand to mouth.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is at night when am able to provide food for my children after a day's work. After taking our dinner we chat before going to sleep.