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Elija's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer In the construction of a new house. My former house was small and could not accommodate fully all of my family members. Some of my children used to sleep in the kitchen. I am now very happy because all my children are able to sleep in the new house.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I started constructing a semi-permanent house of 30 iron sheets. I took this course of action since my current house is too old to offer us comfort we need in life. It leaks terribly on us and even drenching our belongings but I believe this will soon cease to be the case.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been living with less stress compared to be before then. For instance, since I paid a whole year school fees for my child, the stress and pressure of keeping him in school has plummeted and I am just happy.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my son who is doing his O'level exams this year and din't want him to be sent home for fees.I also bought 1 sack of maize for my household's consumption.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy the moment when I received the money.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Firstly, I intend to use part of the transfer to build a bigger house because this my house is small and is in a bad status. Secondly, I also plan to use another part of the transfer to buy furniture for my house. Lastly, I intend to use the remaining balance to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school in form three.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Having been able to pay school fees for my son, who is now in form three, despite the challenges I have faced , is the achievement I'm very proud of.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is paying school fees for this my son in secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I come back home with some food to be prepared.