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48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer on constructing a new iron roofed house to replace the grass thatched one that I had before. I am happy that with the new house I am no longer rained on. Besides the house, I opened some fish business that I am currently operating. This was a business that I saw most business women prosper in but I had no means of starting my own, I was left admiring from a distance. I was therefore so privileged with the transfer which enabled me open my own business. I greatly thank Give Directly.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I eat well because I have enough food in the house and right now my house does not leak anymore.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing food to sustain the family,decent clothes for my child and spent most of the money on buiding a nice spacious house because the other house had a grassed thatched roof that could leak during rainny seasons.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer on buying timber for building my new house 8,000 KES, bought half a sac of maize 1,500 KES and spent the remaining 400 KES on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer on building a modern house because currently I'm staying in a grass thatched house and I'm normally rained on whenever it rains.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a house as I will buy iron sheets and cement because the one I currently stay in is leaking when it rains. I will spend part of the transfer on paying school fees for my child who is in primary school and the remaining amount I will spend on buying a dairy cow for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we have been able to pay for our children's education with cash that we get from our farm even though it is not enough.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our income is very low as our farm is not doing well and this forces us to skip some meals in a day.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go out in the morning to fetch water from the river for my neighbours at a fee. This makes me happy as I am able to support my family.