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Michael's family
Michael
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
The last transfer came in while I was in the process of building my house so when I received this last transfer I used it to do finishing and plastering the floor and the walls, then I used some of the money to boost my farming in buying fertilizer then lastly I paid school fees for my children who are in a private primary school.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to plaster my current house, so i bought fourteen tonnes of sand that cost me 8500 KES,twenty bags of cement that cost me 12000 KES, I paid 8000 KES for labour during the plastering. My mattress was old so i bought one at 7000 KES. I also spent 2500 KES in boostig my wife's business. I have been using the remaining to buy food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I never imagined my family staying in a plastered house like some of my neighbours. This is the biggest difference in my life and my family's pride. I am so happy and grateful to GD.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 8000 KES of the first transfer on buying a steel door and used the rest of the money on starting up food business for my wife.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming transfer on furnishing my house because it's not neatly done. I'm also planning to buy a cow which will be providing me with milk in future.
 
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access_time 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on poles, timber and roofing sheets so that I can build my own house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is learning the craft of masonry, so that now I am able to do something meaningful that brings me income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living in a rented house because I don't have a house of my own.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am working at the construction sites.