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Nicholas's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a cow for rearing. This acts as my asset, and we have the freedom of my family drinking milk from our own cow, we no longer have to buy milk. The remaining I spent on buying cement and sand that I used to plaster my house. I, no longer have to repair my house with mud frequently.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent half my second transfer on buying a solar panel, television set and a solar battery for my lighting and entertainment. I used the other half to buy a cupboard and fishing nets for my fishing business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a source of entertainment in my home and my fishing business is doing well thanks to the transfer.
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 purchasing fishing nets for my fishing activities. Previously I had nets which were very old and torn which could easily allow fish escape back into the waters. I am so glad now that my fishing activity is greatly improved and much income is generated at the end of the day which has in turn raised my family's living standards.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received my transfer. I was conducting my fishing as usual and immediately I received the notification of that transfer, I couldn't continue fishing any more. I rushed out of the boat and walked home with tears of joy flowing down my cheeks.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been lack of funds to buy new fishing materials thus meaning not being able to feed my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy in the morning when I am from fishing and having caught more fish.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am so happy because this means that I will be in a position to buy more fishing materials and my spouse will also start a small business for my family daily upkeep.