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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
other
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I was really living in a very pathetic house-it was dusty and having potholes all over and therefore when I received my second transfer, I plastered the house with sand and cement. I am just very glad that as we talk, I live in healthier environment where people don't need to be worried of dust.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that currently, I live in a cemented house. My second transfer enabled me to plaster the house and I am very happy that my environment has tremendously changed-the dust has really reduced and again I am not worried of being infested with fleas anymore.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing 7 bags cement and plastered the walls of my house which were very ugly and prone to damages whenever it rained.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received my transfer because I didn't have even a single cent at that moment and I was so worried of where my meal for that day would come from.
 
Enrolled
access_time 7 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to budget for the family and pay school fee.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moment is at night when having supper with my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will improve my living standards because I intend to plaster my house and also build a kitchen.