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I used 40000 KES from my second transfer to construct a new house with a roof of 35 iron sheets since my other house was so small and old. I then bought a sack of maize using 5000 KES since we did not have enough food in the house. The balance was spent on paying school levies for my child in primary school as well as buying food items for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a new house in which I feel safe, because it has new strong walls as opposed to the old one that had grown so weak.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a goat @3500 Kes and paid school fees of 2500 Kes. I also gave a tithe of 1000 Kes and with the remaining amount, I bought a chicken and spent the rest on buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer I felt so strong and blessed. I thanked God because I was no longer going to beg for food as I did before. Thanks to GD.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced, is how to bring up my children, this is to say meeting my basic needs like food, clothing as well as paying school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is night. That is when i have my children around the table taking super, that's when i take rest after the day's hard work.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will mean a lot to me, because since my husband died in 1996, i have been passing through a very tough financial challenge, receiving this money will solve my financial problem. Now i have a mud walled house, now i will be able to cement my house.