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47900 KES ($479 USD)
access_time 3 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer in purchasing iron sheets and nails that I used in building since I had not finished building my new house because the current house we were staying in, was not spacious enough to accommodate my family. I also paid school fees for my three children who are in private school.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of my second transfer on buying building materials that I used in building my compound.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having my compound. I now feel proud and independent and I can comfortably host visitors in my house.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I received my first transfer when I had a well laid down budget. The main and the first one was constructing a house in my new home since I am not comfortable living in the nearest center with my large household members and therefore I spent the whole of it on 10 iron sheets. I will start the construction once I received my second transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very happy-I knew that all that I had been dreaming of would inevitably come to true and with the first one being having my own house.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I have a big family which comprises of my children and other orphans who I take care of. Paying their school fee and feeding them has always my biggest menace.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon while resting after finishing my daily household chores.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is going to transform my life. Since I live in a rental house I will be able to build my own house.