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I spent most of my first transfer on purchasing 2 cows that I intended to keep for future use. The remaining amount I spent on purchasing household items such as utensils, clothes and bedding. I am so happy that I have acquired all that I lacked in my house and from today hence forth, I will no longer borrow such items from the neighbors as was the case before.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the acquisition of the household items that I lacked before, which made rely so much on the neighbors.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer on a cupboard (6,000 KES), paid primary school for my child (1,000 KES), bought clothes (900 KES) and spent the rest on miscellaneous household needs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt good within me since I could spend it to take care of some of my needs.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy a piece of land where I do some farming. We live in a small piece of land with my in laws and therefore we cannot even plant some, this means that we have to buy every kind of food and therefore putting a strain on my finances.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when my children come home for lunch. I get to spend time with them and this makes me very happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that my family's lifestyle will change for the better because we can be able to start a small business which will supplement my husband's income.