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Dorcas's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I didn't have a latrine and I could use my neighbors latrine so when I received my third transfer I used part of it to construct both pit latrine and a bathroom. My children too didn't have a sleeping space and they used to sleep in my in-laws' house, but this was so inconveniencing and risky too walking at night so I built them a two room house where they are currently sleeping.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying cement, steel door and two windows which I used in renovating my house. I paid school fee for both my child and grandchild. I used 3000 KES on my daughters medication and used some of the money to boost my retail business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a source of income from the retail shop. This has really helped me in meeting my needs with a lot of ease.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school for my children and bought food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy because I was able to pay school arrears and bought food for my family.
access_time over 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I currently face is how to get food for the family and how to pay school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when in the evening after I come back from my daily work and I get all my family members at home.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me pay vocational school fees for my child and the rest I use for food.