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Jane's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 4 sheep for 14,000 KES, seats for 25,000 KES and started business with 10,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Since I started my business with money from GD, I have been able to get steady income that allows me to meet my daily needs.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spend the money to buy blanket@1000, bed 4000, plates 10pcs @2000 the rest of the mone use for buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a more comfortable house that can accommodate me with my family
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to renovate and expand my house, buy household items like sofa sets, water storage containers and beddings. I also plan to invest in business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest is picking up my life after the fire tragedy that got my house burnt down. I was able to start life a fresh, I built another house, the kids are in school, everything is okay.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is the burden of school fees. I barely make it to pay for this on time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I do house chores like fetching water, doing laundry and even farm work mostly during morning hours.