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Roselyne's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($471 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my transfer to make a boat to help me in fishing. This costed me 15,000 KES. I am into fishing business hence thought it wise to make my own boat. I also bought a cow that costed me 14,000 KES. I have always desired to own a cow of my own hence went ahead and purchased one. The remaining amount I spent on food and household expenses.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on building a decent spacious three roomed house since the house I was staying in before the transfer was a grassed thatched one. I bought a table and a sofa set seat. I also bought a mattress and stocked my small retail fish vending business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily is that I have a decent spacious three roomed house now which is accommodating all my family members comfortably hence I am free from challenges of living in an old squeezed leaky grassed thatched house which I used to leave in before the transfer.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to buy a sack of maize for my family's consumption. I bought cushions for my seats at 3,300 KES and spent the rest on food and daily expenditures.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was very happy because I thought that GD was just promising like other NGOs but when I received the money, I believed and was overjoyed. Thank you GD
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is, inadequate income to build a house with metal roof, since this one leaks when it rains.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings, when I'm preparing supper for my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel very excited about receiving the money, because it might change my life, as I plan to build a bigger house with metal roof, and also start a small business.