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Kesiah's family
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Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 18,000 KES to pay my bride price, bought 20 iron sheets at 12,000 KES, 40 wall poles at 4,000 KES, 40 roofing poles at 4,600 KES, nails at 3,000 KES, weatherboard at 1,800 KES, fisherboard at 3,000 KES, a goat at 2,000 KES, then added my money to the rest of the cash and paid 2,500 KES hospital bill for my child.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now happy that I have good things
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on paying a SILK loan of 4,000 KES.I also bought a mattress and maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on moving to my home and build an iron roofed house.I also want to buy a cow and chairs.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy cement, sand, timber, nails, iron roofing sheets which will be used to build a better house for my family and also pay workers who will build the house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having started a business, I used to sell second hand clothes, the profits I got enabled me to buy some household items.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is lack of enough money to cater for my children's school fees, they were recently sent away from school because they had fee arrears.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when visitors usually visit our homestead and we chat and crack jokes, the atmosphere is always very lively and this makes me very happy.