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Mary's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($474 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my last transfer to build my own home since l was still staying at my in law's home. I also spent the transfer to buy fishing net which l am using for fishing and to get my income. The remaining balance l spent to buy furniture.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a bag of maize to sustain my family, bought a few building materials and built a house since I didn't have one of my own.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Having a house of my own is the biggest difference in my life.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer to buy a mattress because I was sleeping on a small mattress. Bought plastic table and small plastic chairs for my children and also bought half a sack of maize for my family's consumption.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When i received the money I was very happy because now my life was going to be different and I was going to make a step further. Thank you GD
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is inability to pay for my school fees after the death of my parents. I was forced to drop out of school and early marriage was the only option. I still yearn for education and wish that I get another chance to chase my dream of becoming a nurse.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the morning when I prepare my children to go to school. Education is the best inheritance a parent can give to her children..
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot of positive change in my life. I would like to built my own house since I have been staying in other well wisher's house. It would also mean expanding my business of selling vegetables that would be a sustainable source of income.