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I spent my second transfer on buying building materials (iron sheets, steel doors,windows, sand) that I'm planning to use in building a new house. I bought furniture and electronics.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having the hopes of soon building iron roof house. This will save me from the stress of looking for grass every time to repair my roof which was hectic and expensive.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a new mattress since the one I was sleeping on was old and worn out. Since my wife had delivered, I gave her some amount for her upkeep and the remaining amount I spent to buy food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I did not believe but confirmed that it was true when I withrew the money which I had before and when I checked my balance, I was shocked, happy and felt more stronger since my wife had delivered and by that time I did not have even a single cent. Thank you GD for the transfer.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is that am not able to take care of my family as far as the basic needs are concern, because of my merger and unsustainable income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at lunch time when all my family members have got something to eat.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money makes me much happy as I will be in a position to cater for my family's basic needs such as food, shelter,clothing and education.