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47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I use my third transfer to plaster my house then start agribusiness which now provides food for my family and schooling my children.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a decent spacious three roomed house and now I no longer stay in a small leaky grassed thatched house. I have also saved some 4100 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Standing in front of me when I speak to you,its a beautiful spacious three roomed house which I have built with the second transfer and a stare of it every single day gives me un-explainable joy which no one will never take away from me since I never knew that I will come out of living in s small leaky grassed thatched house.This is the biggest difference in my daily life that I am proud to talk of with confidence.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying house utensil 1300 KES and other household expenditures 1600 KES . I also bought a bag of maize 4600 KES and school uniform for my two children,shoes 2200 KES.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I felt very since I was certain of achieving most of my plans which I couldn't accomplish before due to financial instabilities.At the moment I am sure of my living standards will improve positively at the end of the cash transfers phase.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have currently is lack of basic necessities for my family because we don't have a stable job or business to feed our family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day at night when am retiring to bed because finally the day has come to an end.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot to me because am sure my livelihood is going to change. Am happy to be part of give directly.