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Michael's family
Michael
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
casuall labour
faceAge:
48
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on Secondary school fee for three of our children for 19,000 KES , and completion of house plastering for 21,000 KES. We always wanted to strengthen our house through plastering but had no funds until GD supported us.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering the outer part and the floor of my house which was initially made of mud and was so prone to damages whenever it rained. Secondly, I paid school fee for 2 children in secondary school. I am glad that their year's arrears are settled and they would have ample time in school. Finally, I boosted my spouse fish business and as we s[peak the business is doing fine, and generating enough income to sustain the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is ease I have found in carrying out my responsibilities in the family. With reduced financial stress, my life has become so smooth and enjoyable.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a sack of maize at 4,500 KES, paid 3,700 KES school fee for my three` children in high school then used the rest of the cash on food for the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I went straight to my wife and we went into the house and prayed together before anything else.
 
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access_time 8 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest Hardship we have currently is school fees. We have Eight children who are all school going and paying their school fee has became a burden.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when the day is gone because it might have been a tough day but God saw us through.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money mean Gods blessings to this family w are so happy to be part of give directly.