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Mcdan's family
Mcdan
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
20
homeHousehold Size:
2
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent transfer to build my house so l bought building materials at 22400 kshs, labor-charge 6000 kshs, l also spent 12000 kshs to pay for driving course, the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has really changed l was not a driver and now l am because of GD, l am using my driving license to put food on the table. l was also staying in somebody's house but now l have my own house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
l am planning to build a house so l have bought 7 iron-sheets at 4200 kshs, timber at 2000 kshs, nails 600 kshs the remaining balance l spent to buy foodstuffs in the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to build a house.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the money to enroll for a course in mechanical engineering.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having met and married my spouse, my spouse is my greatest source of joy and it makes me very proud that she agreed to settle down with me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income, I did not complete high school and this makes it difficult to get employment in Kenya.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because I am able to wake up unlike some people who were not able to make it through the night.