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Lucia's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($535 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that l am now staying in a nice plastered house. I no longer spent the transfer to buy parrafin since l manage to buy solar system.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the transfer l was very happy that l could not hide the joy from any one since l was smiling all through.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to plaster my house since it was too dusty and this was good for my health. I also spent the transfer to buy dairy for my future use. The remaining balance l spent to buy solar system, so l no longer spent the money to buy parrafin.
access_time 3 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that my living standard will improve. I shall spend part of the money on buying cows which in the long run will provide be source of milk for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is early in the morning. I always feel joyous to see a bright new day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life difficulty in meeting my medical bills. I have been struggling to raise money for my medication since I fractured my leg.