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Beatrice's family
casuall labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I am a hair-dresser, so I spent most of my third transfer starting my own up a salon. Previously I used to work in someone else's salon and I could only be paid on commission and sometimes if I do not work, I did not earn any commission. I now run my own salon and enjoy all the benefits and I have also managed to employ other hair-dressers in the salon too. I have a sister who is in secondary school and some money I spent paying part of her school fees.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying two sofa sets seats for my father 14,000 KES. I bought two sofa set seats for my household 16000 KES and a table 2,500 KES. I bought a mattress 4,200 KES and a bed 4300 KES.I paid school fees for one of my sibling who is in high school 5,000 KES and a bag of maize 4000 KES .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily is that I have fulfilled my father's greatest wish of supporting my siblings through their education by paying school fees since before the transfer I could not afford due to financial constrains.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase a solar lamp. Buying paraffin proved to be expensive and affording the paraffin was not easy. I also bought food using the remaining amount.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. No one has ever sent me such an amount in lump sum before.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to purchase a land where my family can build a home in future because the extended family land is too small to be shared amongst the bigger family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I always work hard and ensure that my children eats daily.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is that my husband and I do not have any stable job to help support our family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am resting with my family.