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I used a portion of the transfer to cement the walls of my house from inside and outside. Paid my son in high school fee. I also purchased foodstuffs for family consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that the walls of my house will never be washed out by rain again because I managed to cement it.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer on buying 10 tins of maize 2400 KES for my family's consumption and sank a toilet 5000 KES . I also paid school fees for my two children who are in nursery and high school respectively with the remaining amount of money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer,I felt very happy and peaceful at heart since I knew my family was going to have very nice balanced diet meals as its had been a while that my family and I were having shrubs and vegetable occasionally or missing meals due to scarcity of food which had resulted from the drought we are facing as a country.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have three children in high school but I straggle to pay their school fees because I don't have a stable income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up alive and am able to go the farm.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This was an exciting news to me. I hope that this money will bring a lot of change to my family. I plan to use it to transform my family and better our lives.