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55000 KES ($535 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that l am now staying in a nice spacious iron roofed house as compared before when l was staying in a very uncomfortable place.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the money l was very happy that l could give directly office to thank them for their kindness.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to build iron roofed house since l was staying in a thatched leaky house where l was being rained on any it was raining. The remaining balance l spent to buy food and clothes for my children.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means improved living standards for my household. I would like to spend the transfer on construction of a new house that is modern and spacious enough to accommodate my family. I am currently living in a small leaky house that exposes me to cold weather during rainy seasons.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I get some casual work to do. This is the main source of income in this community that enables me buy food and clothes for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in life is lack of proper shelter. I am living in a leaky roofed house that is small in size as well. This makes me feel unhappy because we are exposed to diseases like pneumonia and typhoid.