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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I spent the whole of it on materials that I will soon be using for the construction of my main house. I have bought a steel door, 3 steel windows, 30 iron sheets and a lorry of sand. My current house is very pathetic and therefore I want change in my home by constructing a better house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have sufficient peace in my home. This is because I have been interacting with cash and therefore affording even food is no longer such a big challenge. Peace that I have attained accounts for my biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($96 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy one and half sacks of maize, one blanket, utensils then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy and felt like it was God's blessing.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan is to build a new house for myself since my current one is old,I will also build a good toilet since the one available is almost full,lastly I will start a fish mongering business to help with income generation.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of was building my current house since it was my own effort after my husband passed on many years ago.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing is on making ends meet, I do not have any other sources of income other than farming which lately has not been giving better yields as before.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I'm cultivating in my farm in the morning.I grow cassava,sweet potatoes and maize.