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Irene
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
40
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on adding capital to my tailoring business.I also paid school fees for my son and still remaining with 26,000 KES which I want to pay exam fees for my son and buy food for my consumption.
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 different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because my child is in school because I paid school fees for him.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my transfer to pay a debt i got to buy treatment (2000), i bought a sewing machine (15000), bought assorted materials (15000), paid rent for the tailoring shop (7000), paid school fees (7000) and i am saving (4000) for daily subsistence use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD has helped me get proper medication i am now recovering well an soon i will start working in my tailoring shop.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to medicate myself. I've been down for several months because I could't afford medication fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest the money in clothes business.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to buy a piece of land somewhere so that I can also build my own house and vacate my brother's house in order to pave way for them to have their privacy.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Looking back,I would say I am proud of owning a sewing machine because for a long time,it has been my main source of income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My sickness has been my biggest hardship because for the last one year,I have not been able to do any kind of work since I am weak, hence I have not been able to provide for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when we are having breakfast together as a family.