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50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my third transfer on building a traditional house ( simba) for my son and now I feel happy seeing him next to me as opposed to before when he had to go sleep at his uncle's house who stays in town and walking at night worried me since he could be attacked by thieve or wild animals, at the same time on rainy season he used to be rain on or he had to stay late waiting for the strong rain to stop which was risky . I paid school fees 5,000 KES for him.I also bought seeds (tomatoes and beans ) to plant on my farm which I have and as I speak to you I am spraying insecticides on them.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy water pump that I will use during drought to water my seeding, I also bought food for my family and pay school fees for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am able to pay school fees for my children.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school for my son in secondary school. Th remaining I used to buy one sack of corn and food for my children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. That day I did not go to look for odd jobs in order to feed my family.
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is paying my children school fee and providing them with basic needs like food and clothing this has been a big challenge.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is at night , that is the time l get to rest from days work.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am positive that my life is going to change for better, l will be able to buy water pump that l will use in my farms ,and be able to pay my children school fee.