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50000 KES ($496 USD)
over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I built an iron roofed house with a larger chunk of the money. I bought livestock (2 goats and 4 sheep) at 9,000 KES. I also bought utensils, bedding and a box for storing clothes.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to be homeless. I lived in my grandmother's house, but now I have my own house.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on expanding my house using iron sheets.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on paying my college fees.
8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to join a college and further my studies
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement was clearing my high school
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was the lack of school fees
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I don't have to go to fetch water
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