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Dorcas's family
House construction
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to start a business of selling second hand clothes, this has really improve my life style being that l am now able to afford three as compared to before when eating even one meal was a dream . The remaining balance l spent to buy one bag of maize.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on paying college fee for my husband because he had some arrears at college. I then sent some money home for my mother's medication because she has not been feeling well of late. I then spent some on buying a bed because I had been sleeping on the floor and then some corn of my family's feeding. I then invested the rest in a groceries kiosk business which is now my main source of income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I feel useful now and self reliant with the groceries shop business that I get profit from and which also keeps me busy.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my first transfer on paying for my husband a training fees for a mechanical course 7000 KES which he had dropout in the middle of the course due to lack of enough money to finance his study's. I bought a door frame too 2900 KES.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I felt very happy since I was assured of accomplishing the plans which I could not accomplish because of the little income that my household make.
access_time almost 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lacking money for my familys upkeep.This is because my husband was laid off from his work and he cannot afford to provide some neccecities for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when making stories with my family members.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am so happy.I will be able to start a small business that will enable me provide for my family.