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I spent my second transfer on buying a Television set @21000 KES, bought a solar system @10000 KES, paid school fees of 3000 Kes, plastered my pit latrine with part of the transfer. I also bought a mattress and spent the rest on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my family and I are able to watch TV in the house without going to the neighbour's house. This has also helped me get news updates as they happen across the world.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer in farming activities. I also spent the rest of the transfer on family foodstuffs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I got the transfer, I felt very happy. In fact I got the money when I had nothing to put on the table and immediately I received the message confirming the receipt of the transfer, I made it to the m-pesa agent where I withdrew the money and commence some shopping.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Currently I am finding it hard to feed my family because there is inflation in the market and I have very little income
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the afternoon because at this point I have something to feed my family
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am very happy, because I did not know I could qualify for this money. I am now going to expand my business so that I can have more returns to run my daily life