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47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I have an orphan who did not have a house to sleep from so when I received my third transfer, I spent part of it on buying building materials that I used to build a new house for him. He does not have to walk in the dark and mud to find a place to sleep. The remaining I spent on food for my family consumes. I am glad and my orphaned nephew is so proud of his new house.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a house for my grandson and constructed a pit latrine. I also bought food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I no longer share house with my grandson family.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two sheep that will one day help me to pay school fees for my children when I sell them. I then bought a bag of maize for food and the rest of the amount was spent on other daily household expenses.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I saw the Mpesa message on my phone, I was very happy and actually believed that the cash trasfer is true.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to build a latrine. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to build a house for a child we are staying with, because he walks very far to get to the place where he sleeps. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to pay school levies for our four children in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having built this our house, because now, we have our own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Paying school levies for our children in primary school, is the biggest hardship we have faced.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons, when I am at my casual work, with surety that I would earn some income to buy food for my family, at the end of the day.