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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I have been bed ridden for quite some times which subjected me to a lot of financial challenges because I'm the eldest in our family at the same time I have children in school. It reached a point I couldn't afford my medication so when I received my third transfer I spent part of it on my medication. I used a larger portion on farming for consumption which is a way of food security and saved part of the money for emergencies.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 40000 KES of my second transfer on building a new bigger house since I had a small structure that couldn't fit us as a family. I used 5000 KES on constructing a pit latrine because I didn't own one and used the rest of the money on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a bigger decent house which makes me feel secure. I also have some privacy because previousyl I only had a small one bedroom house which we were sharing with my children but now I have four room house. At least there is breathing space in the house since we have our bedroom separate from our children.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of my first transfer on paying school fee for both my sibling and child and some to buy food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt my life changed because I didn't have any money with me at that moment but had a lot of fee arrears in school to settle. So the money came came just right on time.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have ever faced is providing for my family members.My income is so little to sustain ever one in this family.And so i have to work extra hard.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.I get to find time for my family members and friends and know how there day was.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am so excited,they will lot of positive change in my life.