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I spent 30000 KES of my second transfer on paying school fee for my two children who are in secondary schools. I used 15000 KES on renovating my house and used the rest of the money on buying a few household.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having peace seeing my children studying well without being sent back home for school fee.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I received my first transfer when school had been closed. It was holiday season, we had the children at home but no food so when this money reached me, I set it aside for food. It has been sustaining our lives since then.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very delighted since it reached us at the right time when we needed it most-school had been closed, there was no food, high cost of living and long school holiday again so it would help me sustain the lives of my household members.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is paying school fee for my children. I earn so little from my small scale business which is not enough to clear my children's school fee on time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after closing my business to join my family for dinner.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is like an answered prayer to me. I am glad God reached me through give directly and my life is going to be transformed.