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Zilpa's family
Zilpa
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
36
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($476 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Since my childhood have always wished to employed and get enough money that would give my family members the life they could ever dream of hence I spend part of my third transfer on enrolling into a college for an ECD course.I also bought three bag for my family's consumption.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer on paying for my college fees to pursue Early childhood education, it had always been my dream to pursue a college education after my secondary education and I am glad it came to pass.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is seeing my dream of joining college coming to pass.
 
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 transfer to buy thirty tins of corn for my family's consumption. I also bought solar lighting system to relieve me the burden of buying kerosene on a daily basis.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the message, I was harvesting sand and was not sure of even meeting that day's target to earn my wage. That message was like manna from heaven and I thank GD that the money was sent at the right time.
 
Enrolled
access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to set up a small business since we don't have any source of income,we will buy cushions for our chairs and plaster our house which is very dusty.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we managed to save some money through a group that we were in and we built the house that we are in today.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that we have lost a lot of our livestock,which die misteriasly making us to lose a lot. Because we kept them believing that it will help us in educating our children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when our children are able to get a meal and share as a family.