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Helida's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third on a tailoring machine for 10,000 KES and paid a Fee of 3,000 KES to re-train myself and sharpen my tailoring skills. I had been trained for 6 months only and earned basic skills before getting married then I discontinued. I always wanted to resume my training but my husband had no money. I have been dreaming of the time when I would complete my training and become a professional. I thank GD for providing an opportunity for me, even after a lapse of 7 years. After buying the machine, I attached myself to a Professional Tailor that I know, who guides me on a daily basis. Since I am not a beginner, I even get to serve some of our clients, and I am paid 200 KES per day. I am very thankful because I am a Trainee but at the same time I earn. I have even put on weight and my family feeds better than before, you should come see the difference in our appearance. I also bought a heifer for 15,000 KES that will serve as my seed to be multiplied towards the education of our children in the near future.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering our new house which we started building using first transfer (28,000 KES),bought solar light (3,500 KES) , a goat (3,000 KES) and family clothing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that we lived in a tiny one-roomed house but currently our house is 3 -spacious rooms. Again , no more paraffin for my family since we use solar for lighting and we feel very excited, God bless you very much for making this possible for us..
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on 10 pieces of iron sheets (7,000 KES) that we added to what we bought earlier and build a new house.I also bought utensils (3,000 KES)
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt a sense of arrival, and that our suffering as a family was over since we were finally able to buy additional materials to build a decent house for which we have been waiting for years, thank you very much.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have currently is lack of money to buy a sewing machine which will help me get some income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is during the day when i get someone to talk to or when making stories because it makes me forget my problems.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot of change to this family am so Happy to be part of this program.