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50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I paid school fees for my child in a secondary school with half of it and cemented the floor of my house with the rest of the money. I was not comfortable living in a house with a dusty floor and that is why I prioritized its renovation. My child is also able to stay in school and learn all the time as opposed to before since I am owing the school nothing at the moment.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
i spent my second transfer to buy building materials like iron sheets, timber and nails which I have used to build my house. I spent some amount to pay school fees for my child who is in high school and other school equipments. The remaining amount I spend on daily household expenditure like buying food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my life is not stressed like it was before when my child would be sent home for school fees because I managed to pay a whole term's school fees. Thank you GD for the transfer
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fee for my daughter who had just joined form one the same month the transfer was sent,on credit terms with a promise that her school fee would be paid in due course. I was glad that before the stipulated period of time elapsed, my transfer was ready to settle the arrears.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so relieved and happy when I received my transfer because at that particular moment I had school fee arrears that soon falling due yet I had no money to settle it. I am so grateful with the GD support that saw me through that.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship am facing currently is that I have so many children in school and maintaining all of them in school and providing for their needs has been a big struggle.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up healthy and am able to go about my duties.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel so excited because most of these charity organizations have always come and left me out but this time round am was lucky to be registered to Give Directly program.