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47900 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
We have been longing for a bigger house but since we were poor, it had been challenging to achieve the dream, remained with one option of living in the same small house, one that is overcrowded and poorly built, we had been living in. But when we received our third transfer, we saved the whole of it with the aim of using the money before the year ends to make building materials and build a bigger house made of bricks where all my household members will be able to live in with privacy that each of them deserves.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I used the whole of it to buy building materials including iron sheets, nails, timber and poles in readness for the construction of my new house when my husband comes home from town where he works.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have hope that I am going to own a new house soon, which i had never imagined I could afford!
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I invested the whole amount in maize and beans farming. I would like to start a cereal shop after the harvest of these crops since this is a business that I believe I can run well.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt over excited since this would be a breakthrough to my long term dream of starting a cereal shop with crops from my farms.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is food insecurity. Getting food to carter for my family as a whole is challenging because of financial instability.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because am glad that God has given me another day full of life.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money makes me feel good and be hopeful because I know I will be able to boost my business and this will impact change in my life.