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50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
My son who is in form 2 had been sent home for school fees, but I never had money to clear the huge arrears that had accumulated since year one, fortunately, I got the third transfer that enabled me to clear the balances.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to pay my son in high school fee. Cemented both walls and floor of my house. I also purchased foodstuffs for family consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm relieved from frequent repairs of the walls and floor of my house since I managed to cement my house
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my children and bought food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt happy because my children are now in school.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income, I sell maize but in small quantities, therefore any little profit from the business is often used to buy other foodstuff for my family. This means that I cannot expand the business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am selling maize at the market. The atmosphere is usually very lively as customers and sellers interact with each other and this makes me very happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money will improve my life because I will be able to renovate my house, buy a few household items and ultimately use the rest as capital in my business.