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Mary's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to plaster my house because this is the cheapest and easiest way of maintaining it and keeping it clean. The remaining balance l spent to buy fishing net unfortunately the net was stolen before using it.
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 second transfer on buying iron sheets and roofing poles that was used to build my son a house because he had no financial ability to do that and I also built a kitchen for myself because I didn't have one.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a comfortable place for cooking and putting up a shelter over my son's head.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying roofing timber and poles for building and spent the remaining on maize for feeding.I have plans for a new house with the upcoming transfer payment.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I receive my money because I was eagerly waiting to have it and spend on building materials.Thank to the organization.
access_time over 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in my life is hunger. There were moments when my household had to sleep on empty stomachs due to lack of food and suffer from malnutrition complications.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I make some little profit from my small scale business and buy food for my household
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot of joy and happiness in my life. I am certain that I shall be able to expand my small business of fresh fish, construction of a kitchen, and buying furniture.