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48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I had two children in school with very huge school fee arrears which had to be settled before they sit for their final exams. I was glad that I received the transfer at that critical time. Besides that, I opened a kiosk that I currently operate. I am glad that I no longer idle and suffer from poverty as was the case before. If I remember my previous life so well, I lived a very poor life. I could not get food easily unless I walked around the village in search of casual jobs unlike today when food isn't an issue following the income generated from my kiosk. I have an improved living standard, courtesy of Give Directly.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 8000 KES to pay school fee for my child, 2000 KES i spent on daily house expenses and the remaining 40000 KES I've banked for future purchase of a parcel of land to build my homestead.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My biggest difference is the ability to possess a parcel of land soon.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5,000KES for an apprentice course for my son, and a bag of maize @2,000KES, and paid 2,000KES school fees for my child in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to pay for a piece of land to settle on.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to buy household items like chairs, cushions and a mattress. The remaining transfers will be used to pay school fees for our daughter who is in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having been married to a wonderful husband who tries his best to take good care of our family not withstanding the limited income he gets from subsistence farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my daughter who is in secondary school. If we are unable to raise the required fees she might have to defer her studies. I also lack capital to start a small business which can supplement the little income my husband gets from his farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I am having my lunch together with my family and friends. Whenever I am eating I always feel very happy.