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Millicent
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
small business
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the third transfer to pay school fee for my two children who are in secondary. I did not want my children to be sent back home for school fee while others are studying thus I cleared their fee.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of my second tyransfer on completion of the house I had stated constructing and used 8000 KES on both paying school fee and on opening a business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is is having a descent house at least I can afford to have a peaceful sleep unlike before that I had a leaking grass thatch house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to add stock to my sweet potato business (4,500 KES), half a bag of dry corn (2,000 KES), text books for my child who is in High School, and spent the rest on utensils.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt extremely happy since I have always struggled in my business to make any money, but have never ever at once owned the kind of amount I received from GD, thank you.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of capital to expand on our business my biggest hardship in life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening after selling all the food stuff l prepared on that particular day and making profit.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Being that we are going to receive the money, is a dream come true since we have been longing to expand our business and build our own house.