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50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on boosting my grocery shop for 10,000 KES that is feeding my family currently.I extended my kitchen for 21,000 KES.I spent the balance on Secondary school fee for my child
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer buying building materials such 10 pieces of iron sheets to expand my kitchen into a two roomed one for my daughter and son to sleep in hence my son will longer have to walk in the middle of the night to look for my neighbors places to sleep in due to lack of space.I bought a donkey which assist's me in water collecting thus I no longer have to make several trips to collect water in the nearby river which is our source of water and two goats .I stocked my small retail shop business to maintain it,a mattress , water containers and a suitcase.I also paid school fees for my child who s in high school.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am hopeful of expanding my kitchen into a two roomed one since I have bought the necessary building materials for my daughter and son to sleep in hence my son will longer have to walk in the middle of the night to look for a place to sleep from my neighbor's due to lack of space. I have a donkey which I did have to assist's me in water collecting thus I no longer have to make several trips to collect water in the nearby river which is our water source.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I received this my first transfer when we had missed lunch for almost a month. We could not eat regularly since it was a famine season and we neither had food nor money and there when we received my first transfer, we bought enough food that has been sustaining us up to now.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I thanked God first. I perceived it as help that was tailor-made for us from heaven since we were really suffering from hunger.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
"Drought has made putting food on the table to be the biggest hardship currently.
What is the happiest part of your day?
"We are normally happy at any time as long as we have something to feed on."
What does receiving this money mean to you?
"Receiving this money will imply that whenever ploughing time comes,I will have my own bulls to assist in ploughing rather than looking for money the last minute.My children will be in school with fees fully paid and I will not lack basic household items."