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50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 6 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my third transfer on cementing my house into a sem-permanet house and now the time I used to spend on smearing my previous mud house , I have saved it on working in my farm . I also bought a beautiful sofa seats .
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a decent three roomed house and now I no longer stay in a small squeezed house. I started a barber shop business which I installed a solar panel to enhanced its operation. I bought a table and a plastic chair too.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is I feel good and stress -free since I no longer have to wake-up every morning wondering if I will make ends meets for the day as this was the case before when I used to depend on working in a nearby quarry for income. Now I have my own barber shop in my village as this business is monopolized hence I am getting good income from it.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize for my family consumption being that the droughts had taken too long and there was not enough to eat. Using some part of the transfer,I bought a mattress as the old one had worn out and it was so uncomfortable when sleeping. I am happy now that I am able to sleep comfortably. I bought some utensils too.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. I believe I will be no longer poor.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It's very hard to survive without a job, mostly in times of drought like this everything needs money. For you to put food on table, have water and even do farming you need to have money and go an extra mile to succeed.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Am always happy in the evening because I get to have enough rest after a long day of labour.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It's means a lot, I will be able to start my own business and cater for my family basic needs.