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Mark's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($545 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I did not have cows in my life and I have always wanted to have some. am thanking GD for making this dream come true in my life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very good because my plans will be fulfilled of buying cows to help raise money for school fees.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying two cows which will help in milk production and can later sell to raise money for school fees.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I have been empowered since I will be able to use the cash transfer to do sugarcane farming and buy cows. Sugarcane will generate more money at maturity and the cows shall be able to produce milk for the family and that means reduced poverty which is currently bitting in my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is usually in the evening moreso, if I were able to get some food for the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am faced with is means of survival because getting food for my family is a problem because I am old and diabetic and working in the farms is weary and we earn very little from it that can hardly meet our daily meal needs.