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Monica's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($471 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of the third transfer to buy 2 big dairy cows, for my future use this is where l will not spend money to buy milk from neighbors but l will sell it to them to get my daily income.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer, I constructed a kitchen @23500 Kes and bought a cow @13650 Kes. I also bought a mattress, paid school fees and bought food with the rest of the money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a kitchen where my children can spend their nights and they do not have to go sleep at a neighbour's place anymore. Even my older children today come home more often because they have a place to sleep comfortably. I also have a safer place to cook at my own comfort and do not have to be rained on as I used to when I used to cook outside in the open. At times I could cook in a hurry when it was about to rain.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7500 KES from my first transfer to buy a sofa set since I did not have proper seats in my house. The balance was then used to buy a charcoal stove and foodstuffs for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because I had a few wooden seats in my house, thus would get embarrassed whenever I had respected guests. The money was going to help me acquire better ones!!
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship have faced was when my husband dead and he left me with young kinds to provide for in terms of meeting their basic needs, educating them and this has actually been a hard due to the low income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when have fended for my family and they eat together by my side.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money gives me a lot of joy as I will be able to overcome some of the hardships which have been facing due to insufficient income.