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I spent my second transfer on setting my own compound at 42,000 KES, I then used the rest of the cash on other home errands.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm now in my own compound hence I can freely make my own decisions and am also happy that my current house is very spacious, stable and doesn't leak as the previous one.
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 sheep @3000 Kes and 5 iron-sheets @3000 Kes. I also bought a mattress @2000 Kes and spent the rest on buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I felt joy in my heart because I knew that I would be able to own the things I had wished to such as a mattress to sleep on.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Not having a reliable source of income to sustain my familial needs. I work as a casual labourer for a living. And the pay is not enough for daily meals, let alone education needs
What is the happiest part of your day?
At night, when am.sharing a meal with the entire family
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will be able to build my own home and buy livestock. My children's school fees will also be paid in time