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When I received my second transfer, I used 9000 KES to buy and fix a steel door on my house to improve the security of my household items. I then paid school fees balance of 3500 KES for my child so that he is not sent home for the same. Most of the money was however spent on on buying 10 bags of cement which was used to plaster my entire house to make it stronger and more attractive. The balance was then spent on buying a sack of maize and other food items for my family since we did not have enough food in the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have plastered my house, thus no worries over the need to repair house walls.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent it on a sofa set. I wanted for us and our visitors a place to sit since we never had chairs before then. Even if I have not met all my needs yet, I feel very proud to have a place to sit.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
This is amount of money I had never received in my life at once before and therefore the moment I received it, I felt as if I was pregnant with joy.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
How to feed my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I husband comes back in the evening with some meal for us.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It was a way out for me to get things that I lack in my house.