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48000 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I felt so lonely after my husband passed on so when I received my third transfer I bought a television set to keep me entertain and help me forget about the sad memories of his departure. The remaining I spent on buying furniture and sheep for rearing.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy sheep that I am currently rearing and that will act as my source of wealth in future. Using the remaining amount, I used to connect electricity to my house. Previously I used to use a tin lamp that was not healthy for my children when they studied. They are now safe from the smoke.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my house is now well lit after the electric connection and my children's health is also good and will not be affected from the smoke produced from the tin lamp.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the money l was very happy because l was almost going without food that day.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the first transfer to improve my business to get enough profit for my daily use. The remaining balance l spent to pay school fee for my child.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I faced was coping with grief when I lost my husband, and my child broke his leg in the period of bereavement.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is the night since I can at least have some rest then after working out the whole day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money to me is a foundation of my financial independence since I will be able to start my own business and have a stable income.