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Michael's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I built a permanent house of 30 iron sheets with the whole of my first lumpsum transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that GD has enabled me move from a rental house to a personal dwelling. I am no longer paying rent and therefore I have managed to save more money and invest in other activities that generates for us more income.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to purchase some bags of cement which I'm using to build my house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to use the entire transfer to finsh building my house because its still in progress.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to renovate our house through cementing of floor using the first transfer. We also plan to use the second transfer to buy a small land. We also plan to use the last transfer to buy a water tank to help us store water from roof catchment.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that am proud of is that we have tried so hard to build a house for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we currently have four children who require a lot of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I open my barber shop and get many customers.