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Beatrice's family
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($540 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that I now own a saloon. My income is guaranteed as compared to before where I had to hustle and my daily income was not certain. This makes me feel more independent and I look forward to work every single day because I love what I am doing and I am so passionate about it.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I was filled with joy in my heart I knew that finally I was going to own my own saloon. I gave thanks and quickly rushed to the nearby market to rent a premise for my saloon.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to put up a saloon in the nearby market center. I have always desired to own a saloon but finances could not allow me. Upon receiving my transfers I did not debate about it. I quickly rented a room in the market center and purchased all the necessary equipment for setting up a saloon and now It's up and running.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money makes me so happy. I will use it to start a saloon business within the village so that I can be able to get an income from it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am sleeping after a hard days work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is not being able to complete my primary education because I got pregnant at an early age and my parents were so dissapointed that they refused to pay for my school fees. This has made life so difficult for me.