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Mary's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on starting a snacks business which I had a lot of hopes in as it would generate me some daily income.I am so happy today that as we speak, the business has picked so well. Besides that, I purchased a television so that my children would have a view of it in our own house rather than in the neighborhood which resulted them into many problems. Lastly, i purchased a mattress since the one I was having had become so old and torn.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the improved living standard that I have experienced with the snack business that I began. I am very healthy that whoever saw me before the transfers can not believe it's the me today.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my first transfer to buy a bed since I was spreading my mattress on the floor. I bought a travelling bag because I would always borrow whenever am travelling and the remaining amount I spent to buy food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at home and when I saw the message, I raan into the house and prayed to God for the miracle. I thought it was a lie, but when I withdrew the money, I realized that GD keeps true to their promise. Thank you GD
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I'm currently racing is lack of enough money since what we get from the lake cannot sustain us at all.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the morning at mid day when I've already sold some of the small fish.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will enable me start up my small business will effectively help me to educate my child who is still going to school.