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48250 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I started a movie shop with 42000 KES and saved 6000 KES
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have new goals of opening other businesses and building a new house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am now living well and able to cater for all my basic needs unlike before.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees.I also bought a bed and a mattress.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my child is able to go to school.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought chairs, cooking utensils, and family foodstuffs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy iron sheets and build a house. I'm also planning to use the transfer to pay school fees to my son in high school.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the transfer money to buy iron sheets and expand my house to accommodate all family members because am currently living in a much smaller house. I also plan to build a toilet. I also plan to buy a water tank to help me harvest rainwat
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that make me proud is that I have managed to build a house for my family however small it is.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have been suffering from Asthma and this does not allow me to do farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up alive and healthy.