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47900 KES ($480 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my transfer in buying iron sheets that I used in renovating and expanding my house because the roof was seriously leaking.I also decided to expand it because it was too small to accommodate my family and the rest I bought food for my family.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on renovating my nursery school business by painting the class room walls and buying building materials which I will use to plaster the floor of the classes when the pupils have closed school . I expanded my domestic chicken rearing. I paid school fees for my son who is in primary school and bought school uniform .I also started a disk burning business for my son who dropped out of school after his father's death and now I am happy he is self employed and he no longer begs in the village.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the prosperity I have gained from renovating my nursery school business since I have painted the class and the school looks presentable and now the pupils parents' feel safe and assured of productive studies for their children in my school. Starting a disk burning business for my son who dropped out of school after his father's death gives me happiness since he is self employed and he no longer begs in the village as he used to.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to pay my two children in primary school fee. I bought my family clothes. I also spent the rest of the transfer to repair my nursery school because the roof was blown off by heavy wind.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt damn happy. The very moment GD sent that money, the roof of my nursery school was blown of and I didn't have any saving to repair it. It was like God got my lamentation and rescued me immediately.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is, providing food for my children, due to unreliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mornings, when I wake up feeling well.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel very excited, because this money would enable me to pay school fees for my children, and also repair this my house, whose roof is leaking.