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I spent my second transfer on paying bride price to my parents in law(39,000 KES) as well as buying seats (11,000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am these days I feel a higher self esteem and I am also respected by my parents in law due to the bride price I paid..I also feel the bond between my wife and I has grown stronger.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees arrears for my child who is in primary school 2000 KES. I bought a bag of maize 3700 KES and decent clothes for my family members 4000 KES.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very happy and truly speaking the news had aggregated my energy in any activity I did on that day since I certain of accomplishing most of my goals which I couldn't do earlier due to lack of fund with the upcoming transfers.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have ever faced is being falsely accused at work thus being fired.This lowered my ego and self esteem alot.Getting another job has been difficult for me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in evening after i am done with my daily chores.I get time to relax and reflect on my future.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am happy and excited.This money will really help me.I will be able to build a new home for myself.