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47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I spent on a cow, plastered my main house with sand and cement and invested the rest in fishing lines and nets. The money not only helped me but also one of my children who got employment through the fishing business I opened-he is the manager of the business and every evening, he brings money earned that we share proportionally enabling us to meet our household needs such as buying food.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to built a new iron roofed house. Bought a cow with a portion of the transfer. Purchased a fishing net with a portion of the transfer. I also bought foodstuffs for family consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a better house. My former house was in a sorry state but could not establish a better one due to financial constrains. Apart from that, the new fishing nets I bought are enough to feed my family and even afford me some savings.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay renovate my roof since I had a leaking roof and pay school fees for my children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy I'am no longer rained on each and every night I do enjoy peaceful sleep.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship am facing is how to feed my small family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning after getting money from selling fish to other fish mongers.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means having a good shelter for my family and food to feed them too.