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Paul's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of the third transfer to buy boat and fishing net as my source of income, this has really improve my standard of living being that l now have a stable income.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to build a spacious iron-roofed house, since l was staying in thatched house where so many wild reptile like snakes would come and hide inside it . The remaining balance l spent to buy solar for lighting my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l am now staying in a very comfortable iron-roofed house where l do not need to worry any more as compared to before when l was staying in a thatched house which was not comfortable because of the wild reptiles like snakes, which were frequently coming to hide from it and this was very risky
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a sack of maize at 4,000 KES, two fishing ropes at 3,700 KES, then used the rest on food for the house. Am now able to make better income because I have my own fishing ropes unlike before when I used to hire from others.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy when I received the transfer because I was so broke and wasn't even expecting the transfer when I got it.
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Earning a living is very tough at the moment and it's very hard to make ends meet. Getting food is hard
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment of the day is in the evening when I rest with my friends watching football knowing that I have already got something for my family to eat.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The fact that I am going to receive money makes me happy because I know we will build a new house which is better than the one we have and also buy some livestock. It gives me a sense of belonging in the village