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Ericka
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
small business
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($477 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on purchasing ironsheets with an intention of building a nice house very soon since the current one is just a small room. I also paid school fees for for my brother in high school and used the larger percentage of the amount on paying fees for my child who used to be sponsored but the sponsership had ended hence had to do it on my own.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on adding capital to my business since it was very badly off and I was almost clossing down.I also paid school fees for my children,bought 10 iron sheets and 1 sack of maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I get good returns from my business and am able to pay school fees for my children.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6,000 KES from my first transfer to pay school fees for my children, invested 3,000 KES into my shoe selling business, spent 600 KES on buying food and the remaining 300 KES left as savings in my Mpesa account.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
My plan with the second transfer is to purchase more stock for my business, pay next year's school fees for my children and also to buy some iron sheets for roofing
 
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access_time 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my children. Secondly l would wish to expand my business to generate more income to support my family
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that through my business l have struggled to pay school fees for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees and take of my children as a single parent after l was sent a way by my husband.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest of part of the day is in the evening when I have something to eat with my children.