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47900 KES ($480 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my last transfer on buying more cement to plaster my incomplete house,spent some on buying fishing nets for my fishing business.I also paid school fees for my children,bought clothes for my children and food for family consumption.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering and renovating my house. I bought both home clothes for my family and school uniform for my children. I also paid school school fee and used a few on buying daily food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having managed to clear school fee thus I'm relieved of the load and my children too are going to school without staying back home for school fee. I have also managed to feed my family without going for even a single day without food as it was before.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a bag of maize 4000 KES and household expenditure 2800 KES .I bought four school shoes 1000 KES and clothes for the family 600 KES.I also paid school fees for my two children who are in primary school and nursery respectively 450 KES
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very happy hence thanked God since I knew that this money will happy me get what I lacked the most such as buying enough food to feed my family members.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is paying my children's school fees and providing/fending for my family since I and my husband don't have a stable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It varies, sometimes I'm always happy in the morning when everybody in the family wakes up when they are okay or not sick,Sometimes in the evening when my children and my husband come back home.So there is no specific time that I can say I am always "happiest"
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that my children will continue going to school,I will restart my fish business that collapsed because I had to use the business money to pay for my children's fees and I will also plaster my house since there is alot of dust inside.