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Raphael's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my third transfer on building my homestead as the customary law states. my neighbors are now surprised and perplexed on the positive improvement I have gained in my living standards since I am staying in a spacious decent newly iron sheet roof house in my own homestead that no one never expected that I will have as before the transfer, I was staying in my parent's homestead in a grassed leaky house which was 10 by 10 in size .I also bought food for my family consumption.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to buy land at-least for my to have place where l can build my house, since my family does not have enough land. The remaining balance l spent to buy cupboard for keeping my utensils in a safe place.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l now have a better place to put up a home.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a sack of maize 4,000 KES, then used the rest of the cash (5,800 KES) to buy a wet cell which I use to charge phones and use for lighting the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy when I received the transfer because I had so many financial problems that I could have managed on my own.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is housing. Our grass thatched house is small and always leakes when it rains.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when i am done with night fishing activities and able to put food on the table for my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this transfer will bring very positive transformation in our economic and social life.We will start small scale business,build a bigger house and buy livestock.