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47900 KES ($480 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on cementing my flour since previously I could smear it everymonth which was hectic. I also bought a solar lantern and I can say that I nolonger use KES 20 everyday to buy paraffin. Part of the money also went towards clearing fees for my child in high school and food that we ate as a family. Finally, I sent my mother KES 5000 which she used for hospital bills.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a total of 12000 KES from my second transfer to pay secondary school fees for my son because he had been sent home for the same. I then used part of it to cement the floor of my house after buying 4 bags of cement, in order to keep my house dust-free and easy to clean. My sister had also lost her husband, thus I gave her 7000 KES for the funeral arrangements since she needed financial support at the moment and I had no other money. I used the balance to buy bedding for myself and for my children since we did not proper bedding before.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I paid my son's fees thus I relieved myself of the stress I had when he was sent home for fees.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 5000 KES from my first transfer to pay school fees for my child and used the rest of the balance to buy dry maize and other foodstuffs for my family because there was no food in my house due to the drought that led to poor harvest last season.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt so happy since I knew help had finally come my way.
access_time over 1 year ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfers as capital to start a food stuff's business because that is a business that will never lack customers and therefore I will be able to earn.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have lived without chaos with my spouse and my marriage is enjoyable.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is how to raise school fees for my child in form two since the casual jobs do not pay well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is mid-day. I have no reason as to why this happens so but it has been a tendency.