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Monica
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($479 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to pay school fees for my son who is in form three because I did not want him to be sent home for school. I also paid mkopa solar because I was tired of buying paraffin daily and it is too costly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets which I am yet to use for my new house since the current one is smaller, I bought a cupboard for safekeeping of my utensils, a solar lighting system for my home because the tin lamp was doing us more harm than good healthwise and paid my children school fees.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily is having my children in school concentrating on their studies and a source of lighting that makes their studies comfortable after dusk at home.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying 6,000 KES school fee for my child in high school and three in primary school, bought a goat at 2,700 KES, then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt happy when I received the transfer because I felt that it would help clear my financial problems.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money.This has seen my children constantly sent out of school because I can't pay school fee on time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest time is the evening when I come back from the market and am seated with my family having supper.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will make me a home owner. This is a dream I have harbored for so long but was not able to fulfill due to lack of money.