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Ochura's family
House construction
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($474 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building my own homestead and now I am more confortable and independent as opposed to when I was living in my parent's homestead . I also bought a she sheep which has already reproduced.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on partly buying a second hand motorcycle 20000 KES.I bought a bag of maize for my household's consumption purposes 45000 KES and building materials such a buying timber 6000 KES, iron sheets 5400 KES and trusses 4500 KES since I am planning to build a spacious decent house.I also bought clothes for my children and paid school fees for my child who is in high school.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am self- employed now since I have partly purchased a motorcycle ( bodaboda) to use as a source of income generating investment because I am using it to transport goods and people for pay and from the profits I am getting ,I am saving to educate six my children and provide for them their basic needs.I am also using the motorcycle on my household errands hence I am saving alot of time and transport which I used to incur before the transfers were sent.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize for my family's consumption. I also bought clothes, food and uniform for my children and my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was surprised and could not believe that I received money for the first time which I was not going to refund back. Thank you GD
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was losing my elder brother who used to pay school fees for me,it forced me to drop out of school which has made my life more difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and I am fully energized and I can do work efficiently.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is going to change my family life,because all along we have wanted to build a better bigger house for ourselves but due to lack of money we have not been able to.