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Gabriel's family
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Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on starting a cobler and barber business.I also bought a mattress,blanket ,water container and a food for my household.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have an income from my businesss hence I can meet daily income.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy three goats (7000), food and clothes (2800).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to invest in my cobbler/shoes business, buy a bed, mattress and food.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to open up a business to generate income to sustain my family. Secondly l would wish to use part of the money to expand my house because it is small to accommodate my family. Finally l would like to buy household items for my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l used to stay in a grass thatched house which was really leaking and now I have built iron roofed house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to do better farming and to open up a business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when having made shoes and found some money to buy food for my family.