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Vivian's family
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 my second transfer on building an iron roofed house at 45,000 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 I now have a very spacious iron roofed house which doesn't leak, unlike the previous squeezed grass thatched one.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees arrears for my two children who are in primary school 4000 KES. I bought two school uniform 1200 KES and household 2000 KES. I also bought half a bag of maize 2500 KES.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer,I felt very happy since I have never received such a lump-sum amount of money despite my daily toils that have been carrying out year in and out.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to take care of my family.My husband works on commission and it is usually so little.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest time of the day is in the evening when having supper with my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will make my husband his own boss because we intend to buy fishing nets.This will increase our income.