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47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I resumed the construction of my main house which had halted when I ran out of money. The one I live in has a lot of cracks and we are really afraid that it may colapse on us any time.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to start building a permanent house, since l have been longing to staying in a nice permanent house. The remaining balance l spent to pay school fee for my children who are in secondary school.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l have manage to clear school arrears for my children and they now comfortably leaning like other children.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees and food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I no longer struggle hard to make end meet.I felt very happy.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is educating my children since whatever small we get is not able to keep them all in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when we are able to share a meal with my family in the evening.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is going to enable me provide for my family well. We only depended on farming which is not doing well at the moment,so I will set up a small business that will give me money.