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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
We spent our third transfer on cementing the walls of our house which was newly built and made of mud,the remaining amount was used on paying for labor and school fees for our two children in primary school.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on house construction materials ( 41,000 KES) in readiness for building , paid school fee for our children (2,000 KES) and spent the rest on assorted basic household items.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that though still in a rental house, I feel an inner joy and freedom already since we were hurting from paying monthly rent. Often , the Landlord could come shout at us due to non-payment since my husband is a fisherman and income is low. I really thank God that soon we shall own our own house.Thank you very much.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy school uniform and bags for my children. I bought bedding for my children since they did not have blankets and I also bought my personal belongings which I will use once I have delivered.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was very happy because I could now afford to buy what I did not have and also my children would stop wearing torn uniform to school. Thank you GD for the transfer.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My greatest challenge is that, I am not able to get money to build my own house and renting in someone's house is a big burden to my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy during the day because I meet and share a lot with my friends and this reduces for me stressful moments.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Upon receiving this money, I will be able to start a small business for sustainability. I will also purchase building to built my own house and live comfortably with my family.