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50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent 35,000 KES out of my third transfer on University tuition for my daughter who is undertaking a Teaching Course. Just before receiving GD grant, I was contemplating selling my 1-acre piece of land to pay her fee, but the offer was too little and I became hesitant, tried to shop around for a better bargain but this was not coming forth. I had already sold my cattle earlier on to pay Tuition fee for my daughter as well as Secondary school fee for her siblings. I had sold all my assets except one cattle, that succumbed to drought in the month of April 2017, and consequently I had nothing else but a piece of land as my last resort, which I almost sold at a throw away price, and yet I am raising eleven children in total, including 2 that belonged to my late co-wife. I thank you very much GD for saving my land.
I spent the small balance on dry corn and other food items for my family.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer to pay school fees for my child who is in high school. I bought solar lighting system to assist my in doing their homewok and also to relive me the burden of buying kerosene, I bought a sack of maize for my family's consumption and the remaining amount, I spent to buy food, clothes and shoes for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now have solar in my house and no-longer have to buy kerosene and also I have my plot which I was almost selling to get school fees for my child and this has given me immense peace in my heart. Thank you GD for the transfer
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on a sack of maize at 4000 KES, a mattress at 2200 KES, water storing container (skyplast) at 1800 KES, the rest of the transfers were spent on food
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy the no,ent I receive allowances.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is paying school fees for my children because I have little earning
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the morning when I wake up to take up different challenges of life.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am very happy and I feel blessed by God. I will now take my child to a college to complete her learning