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Esther's family
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a sofa set at 3800 KES, a mattress at 3500 KES, and used the rest on food when I received the GD first transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The difference GD has made in my life is that it has enabled my husband to pay my dowry, so I am honored and respected in our community.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 4,000 KES to buy a mattress. Bought chairs worth 4,800 KES. I also purchased grains for family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to use the coming transfer to pay my dowry.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We were planning to spend it on building a bigger house because our house is very small.My spouse is also planning to spend part of it to pay my dowry.We are planning to buy some goats because they are easier to raise.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was switching from a grass thatched house that had frequent leaks to an iron roofed house that is leak proof.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I can say I have faced is securing a good job because ever since I completed college I have not been able to find a job that can make me earn something to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when we are all present in the living room while I serve dinner because I feel exited when I see a smile on their face as they enjoy their meal.