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Hellen's family
Casual labour
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 used part of my third transfer to cement my entire house,bought furniture and a solar light.The remaining amount was used to set up a small fish mongering business to help with income generation.
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 building a decent 3-roomed house ( 40,000 KES). I bought a bag of dry corn (4,500 KES ) and paid primary school using the balance
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I had many problems, including a leaking grass-thatched house and it always made us wet in rainy seasons. Thank you because we are now comfortable. Again we did not harvest much last planting season, but managed to buy grain and we get enough to eat. Thank you very much GD for making a difference.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a sack of maize at 4,800 KES, school uniforms, bag and shoes for my two children at 2,000 KES, then used the rest of the cash on other home errands. Am now finding it easy because I have maize in the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received the transfer and it made me feel like all my financial problems are over.
access_time 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is that my house leaks when it rains and I find it so hard during rainy sessions; feeding and educating my family has been hard due to my unsustainable and inconsistence income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when have fended and eat together as a family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The receiving this money makes me so happy as my life will improve remarkable as I will be in a position to put up a good house, cater for family's education, and last but not least I will stabilize financially.