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Mercy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to pay labour for building a spacious comfortable house being that l had already bought building materials with the second transfer, l also spent the transfer to pay school fee arrears for my child who is in secondary when she was almost dropping out of school. The remaining balance l spent to buy goat for my future use as l am planning to sell it in future and use the money to pay school fee.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my most of my second transfer to buy iron sheets which am planning to use in building my house and cattle for rearing. The remaining amount, I spent to buy solar lighting system to relieve me the burden of buying kerosene, paid school fees for my children who is in a private primary school and also clothes for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am now hopeful that I will build my house since I have building materials down. Thank you GD for the transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy 9 pieces iron sheets that I will use to build a house and use the remaining transfer on food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy,hopefully I'll build a new house.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship have faced in my life is when my spouse couldn't afford to buy food for the family hence we had to sleep hungry.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It's during mid-day because I get to interact with my friends.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot to me because I will be able to expand my house.