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I spent my second transfer purchasing building materials and constructed a house that has enabled me vacate the rental house I stayed for almost a year. That has made me so proud because I never thought I would ever own a house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I have found in the new house I have acquired lately that I never thought could happen.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent it on food. My life has changed and we have never gone hungry since then; we still have sufficient food that sustains my family during this hard economic time.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt decompressed. Problems and hard life had become part and parcel of me and therefore this money would enable me get some relief in life-may be get something that my household members would eat.
access_time 4 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced is getting capital to start my business for sustainability.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy during the day since am not lonely. This reduces for me stress.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me buy materials for building my house to save me from paying monthly rent which is so expensive. I will also use part of the money to buy livestock.