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50000 KES ($494 USD)
over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 3 uniforms at 1500 KES, 3 cooking pans at 600 KES, bed at 4000 KES, sky plast at 1500 KES, and the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I can now afford three meals per day.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4150 KES of my token payment on a bed and the remaining 5850 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
My house is soon collapsing and therefore I must build a new one when I get my upcoming lumpsum payment.
over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a house, buy household items and if possible start a small business. The business will involve selling clothes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is having worked at a hotel in Nairobi.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of a steady source of income, the odd jobs I get are very few and the payments I get hardly sustain me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am taking a meal with my children and my co-wife, we have a lot of fun.
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