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47800 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on purchasing 2 sacks of maize at 3500 KES and a sheep at 2300 KES. I deposited 33000 KES at a hardware shop in Bondo with a plan to obtain building materials and establish a new home come December. I spent the rest of the money on food and other consumables.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on paying part of my sister in law's fee when she was joining college.I then bought two sacks of corn for my family's feeding. I also bought a sheep that I will be rearing and some new clothes for myself and my children. I am planning to spend the rest of the transfer on vegetable farming next to lake as a way to make extra income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am much healthier because I now have enough food and I eat a well balanced diet.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying one bag of maize, some household items and a solar lamp that helps us in lighting
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the money because it gave me hope of being able to buy a few household items that I lacked during that particular time
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Not having a constant source of income
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the morning. Because it is always a new day and feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day's activities
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My kids are always in and out of school because of school fees. Receiving this money will enable me to pay off all the debts i owe the school so they can be able to learn easily. I will also buy furniture for my household and enjoy the comfort of my house rather than living off my late mother-in law's living room