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Calsine's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my transfer on renovating our house, paid school fees for three of my children and bought a boat which my husband is using for fishing.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I constructed a new house and connected it to electricity. We spent some amount on food so I considered it a great relief to us.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that our living environment has really improved-currently we live in a cemented house connected to electricity-before then our former house was too dusty and again, it was poorly lit.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy fishing nets that my husband uses in his fishing business in order to fend for our family. I paid my children school fees with part of that transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at a friend's funeral when I received my money and I was very happy.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is paying school fees for my children, I face it tough since I don't own any tangible business to facilitate so neither am I engaged anywhere for any pay.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Mornings are my happiest part of the day, when my children are in school and not sent back home for school fees.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means time for change, I have already foreseen a brighter future. I plan to embark on some business that would earn me profit to address other needs too.