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Lilian's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a bicycle (4,500 KES) that I intend to use for transportation of items that I am planning to start selling. I also bought 2 goats (6,000 KES) that I want to multiply and one day convert to a cow.Last, I spent on seats (27,000 KES) because we had build a house using second transfer but had no seats.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on relocation to our own land and building of a 3-roomed house (50,000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my family lived in a grass-thatched house that leaked, but GD came to our rescue and not only did we manage to move but we also put up a better and bigger house. Thank you very much.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my first transfer on buying cushions for my seats to make them more comfortable and I also bought a solar lighting system for my home as kerosene proved to be expensive.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt surprised when I received the money yet very happy because I didn't expect as with the case of many NGO's who have worked in my area, made promises but never delivered.
access_time 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is poor shelter. I have no peace during rainy seasons as my grass thatched roof profusely leaks and causes a lot of discomfort.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get paid from casual labor and buy food and pay fees for my children.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a great change and development in my life. I would like to built a spacious iron roofed house that is more decent and presentable. I would also like to use the remaining part to buy a mattress and bed.