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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 14 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on plastering our 3 room house to provide us with a decent place to live, which we could not do earlier due to low earnings and educational burden, and so GD support provided us that opportunity.
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 35000 KES of my second transfer on paying college fee for my child. I then used the rest of the money on buying building materials (iron sheets and cement).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life having managed to pay fee. This has relieved me of the stress of borrowing money to settle the fee.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my son in college. He was in his last semester and I was scared he could not finish for lack of fees.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. It came at the when I needed it most as my son was going to be sent away from school.
access_time 8 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My hardest problem is getting water, this area is too dry so getting water is our biggest problem.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Am always in the evening because that's when I find time to talk to my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My life is going to change because am going to cement my house and pay school fees for my children.