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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the whole of my third transfer on buying building materials which I used in building my home because I was staying in my father-in-laws home which I didn't find comfortable. I now feel more peaceful and independent having my home.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of my second transfer on buying building materials ( iron sheets, nails and timber ) which I used in building a new house because the house I had was leaking and almost falling down.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a decent house which is not leaking. I now feel comfortable and at peace because I can afford a peaceful sleep even when it rains unlike it was in the previous house.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying food, a half a bag of maize, clothes and some household items, I also spent part of the transfer on paying school fees for my two children
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received the transfer I felt very happy because it gave me hope of taking my children back to school, by that time they had already been sent home for fees
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced is providing my family with better healthcare due to lack of money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy in the evening. This the time I reunite with my family after hardwork.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will be able purchase building materials to renovate my house. I will also use part of the money to invest in buying livestock.