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Collins's family
casuall labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($480 USD)
access_time 8 hours ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer in buying sofa set worth 8000 KES because I did not have a presentable seats in my house.I also bought two cows worth 10000 KES each that I took to my wife's place to pay dowry.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a 3-room iron roofed house (35,000 KES) because I had a grass -thatched house, and also bought seats ( 15,000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that we used to live in leaking house and it was uncomfortable, but these days days we are very comfortable and at peace. Thank you very much for making this possible.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on 15 pieces of iron sheets in readiness for building a new house when I get more money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt deep delight since the money would enable me catch up with the people who own decent houses in the village, and move from my bad grasss-thatched house.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that I stay in a grass thatched house and when it rains we get rained on together with my kids as the roof cannot sustain heavy rains. This makes my family to be sick so often.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to work as a casual labourer in a building construction site. This makes me happy as I will be able to buy food in the evening for my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The receiving this money makes me to be very happy as I will be able to afford a better house than the one I current stay in as almost all my neighbors stay in iron roofed houses while I still stay in grass thatched house.