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I spent my second transfer on cementing the floor and outer walls of my house, bought and fixed two steel windows, bought eight cushions, a solar lamp at 17,000 KES then used the rest of the cash on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my house is now cemented hence no dust that used to make my children ill. Am also happy that my children are now able to do their night studies using clean clean energy from my solar lamp, unlike before when I had to buy paraffin everyday for the tin lamps.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a mattress 4000 KES which I didn't have before since I used to sleep on an old thin mattress which had lead to sleepless nights at times. I bought a half bag of maize 2000 KES and paid school fees for my three children who are in primary school 1000 KES. I also bought three school uniform for my children 1500 KES and household utensils.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very happy and I informed my family members who rejoiced out of joy on the good news since God had blessed us with a life changing transfer that we as a family never expected or knew that will get the whole of our lives.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest time of my day is during the day when we are taking meal as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest difficulty in my life is when i could not afford to pay for my husband's hospital bill and also pay school fees for my children.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will bring change in my life because I'll be able to build a toilet structure, plaster my house, pay my children's school fees and even start a better small business.