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47900 KES ($479 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought building materials such as iron sheets,timber and nails that I will use to build a new house when I move into my own compound from in-laws compound as tradition demands.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets that I am planning to use to construct a new house in my own compound. I also paid school fees for my child in primary school and bought food using the remaining amount.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have the building materials that could have taken me a longer time to buy. I have acquired them soon.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on a bag of dry corn for food (3,600 KES), utensils (3,000 KES) and primary school fee for my child in a local Academy(2,000 KES).
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt my mood lifting and I remained in high spirits because it is not possible to receive such a wonderful monetary gift and still remain sad!
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life has been dealing with disability and at the same time parenting my children single handedly. I got a stroke attack immediately after losing my husband and lost functionality of the right side of my body. That was the beginning of hopelessness in my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the morning when I see my children waking up to a new day despite the challenges of the previous day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This shall be the beginning of hope for my family. I will be able to stock foodstuff for my children and establish my own home. I hope also to start a small business with my third transfer that will sustain us for quite sometime.