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Sophie's family
Sophie
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I did spend my transfer to purchase a sofa set that costed me 8500 KES, two bags of maize at 12,000 KES. I as well bought three goats at 13,500 KES. I had a fee arrears in school hence was never given my form four certificate but I was able to pay the arrears that was 5,000 KES. The remaining amount was spent in my household expenses. I can courageously say that GD has impacted in my life greatly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying chairs, utensils, bed and a mattress.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I sleep in a very comfortable bed.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my first transfer to buy two sacks of maize for my family's consumption. I spent some amount to buy solar lighting system on credit and also cultivated my land in preparation for planting.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was very happy because it was a big boost to my life and that of my family. Thank you GD.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is in supporting our livelihood since we have no reliable income source and live on hand to mouth for the wages are very little. Sometimes we are forced to go without meals.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is the afternoon since we always get more time together as a family around then.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help us make a better house and at least start a small business that will help us have a reliable income.