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Millicent
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on renovating my house by cementing the flour, fixing window panes and a steel door which I am proud of because right now my house looks decent. I also bought a bed and mattress since I had a small one and was using a spoilt bed. The remaining amount went towards paying school fees for my son who had perfomed well to join high school since I knew that he had a bright future through his education .
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($488 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying steel windows and a door which were installed on my house. I then bought new bedding and gave my children my old bedding because theirs were old and worn out. I also bought a goat which I will be rearing and spent the rest of the cash on buying iron sheets which I will be using on building a kitchen because I currently cook outside.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I am now stress free because all the things that were stressing me out I have been able to achieve using the transfer I got form Give directly.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer on food and household shopping for what was essential but i lacked most at that time.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming transfer on plastering my house with cement to avoid frequent repairs (financially draining)in future.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan is to buy cement ,sand and concrete stones to cement my house.I would use the part of it to go back to college and finished the ECD course that I started but dropped out due to school fees problem,and the rest I would use to buy a medical cover "NHIF" for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have managed to build my own home ,buy my house hold items and sustain my children's life since my husband died in 2008.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I am sickling, I need to go for proper treatment but I do not have money,and I also do not have anybody else to ask for support.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I start doing my days work .