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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on rough -plastering the house I build using the second transfer for 30,000 KES, since housing was a very urgent need for my family. I also paid my children's Secondary school fee for 12,000 KES and bought them uniform and shoes.The balance I spent on feeding my family.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing building materials and constructed an iron roofed house. I previously possessed a grass thatched house which was seriously leaking. I always got much worries whenever it rained when I was away from my house as the leakages allowed in too much water which spoilt my household items.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to acquire a very good house that my husband could not have afforded if he would have still been alive .
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my two children and bought food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy was able to pay school fees for my children.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is how to raise money to pay school fees for my children and provide a better shelter for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest when I wake up in the morning because of God's protection against evil ones.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving the money means that I'll be able to pay school fees for my children with less strain.