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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the whole of my third transfer on buying building materials which I used in building my home. Traditionally everyone is suppose to move from their parents home to build their homes but I haven't been able to do so because of financial challenges so I took advantage of the money and built my home. I'm now happy I'm independent having my home.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy 25 pieces of iron sheets, and nails which I'll use to built my house. Bought a cupboard for keeping utensils with a portion of the transfer. Purchased a chair. Bought a second hand motorcycle which I'm planning to use in fish transport business. Bought a goat and a sheep with a portion of the transfer. I also bought corns for family consumption with the rest of the money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that the motorcycle I purchased earn me daily income because I currently use it in transport business before commencing fish business which was the chief reason of buying it.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a goat, bedding and food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
At that moment I received my first transfer we were on the table taking supper and immediately shared the news with my wife. We were so happy and my wife ululated saying finally she'll be able to buy the staff needed.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is how to get water for our daily use as the nearest water point is almost one and half hours away.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is at night when we are sitted together with my wife to discuss our family affairs.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It will remove us out of poverty and lift our living standards higher. I will buy two dairy cow with which we can sell its milk products and save our money in a bank as we await for it to earn interest.