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50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to build my house so l bought building materials at 23400 KES, labor 4500 KES, l bought solar at 10000 KES, l also spent 10000 KES to improve my business, l also bought mattress at 6000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My has changed my business is doing well l can now get basic needs out of it, l am also using solar to light my house like other people.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I invested 8000 KES of my token payment in a general shop and I spent the remaining 2000 KES on a sack of maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will expand my general shop with some of my upcoming lumpsum payment then I will pay school fees for my daughter with the remaining amount.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to boost my business activities by increasing stock and building a premise. I also plan to build a kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is this far I have come after my husband passed on. I have a home, my children go to school and in fact my eldest daughter is in college.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is that my business is going down, I barely make profits. I need to find a way to sustain it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I do business. I run it here at my home during the day and go to the market in the evening.