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Mary's family
small business
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of my second transfer on buying building materials ( iron sheets, timber and nails) and used 5000 KES on buying a few households.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has really improved and we now have peace in our house. Previously I used to complain to my house about our poor house but he could get offended because he couldn't afford. Now we are at peace because we are soon building our house. This is the biggest difference in my daily life.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to buy cushions since l had furniture but there were no cushions in them. l spent the transfer to buy 1 sack of maize for my consumption since there was a lot of hunger in our village. The remaining balance l spent to buy food for my family members.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the money l was very happy because, by that time there was a lot of starvation in our village and affording three meals in a day was not easy.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship at the moment is finding means to feed my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is at night . This is the time I get to relax and share a meal with my entire family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is going to come a long way in helping me transform my life even if its a little bit. I sell samosas and this is what my family relays on , on receiving this money I'm planning to expand this business of mine and God willing start up another one. Secondly I am planning to repair my house as well.