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Saline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
23
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent 37800 KES of my second transfer on my husband paying my dowry.I also added capital of 3800 KES to my cooking oil and paraffin business,paid school fees,bought uniforms and books for my children.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of expanding my business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I am officially a wife because my dowry was paid.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my transfer to buy window frames and glasses (6640), chairs and cushions (11000), mattress (4000), blanket (2500), curtains (2800), suitcase (2500), chicken(5000), a bag of maize (3000) paid school fees (5700), gave my mum (3000), gave my husband (2000), bought paraffin for sale (2000) and bought food (2000)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Support from GD enabled me to acquire some assets and basic needs that i desired to have but could not get due to the many other responsibilities that needed attention. My living standards have been uplifted.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent my Token payment on wooden door for 4,000 KES, primary school fee and uniform for 4,000 KES, and utensils for 2,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We are planning to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on cementing our house and buying seats, and if there is a balance we shall spend it on increasing our local poultry stock.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy a sewing machine, cloth materials and pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having bought household items. I bought these items using money I saved while I was running a small business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of enough capital to keep my business afloat.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the morning. This is when I usually water my kales in my kitchen garden. I am happy because I know when I harvest them I will get good money?