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Isaya's family
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of my second transfer on building a five room house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a bigger house which fits my family. Previously I was staying in a single room house the size of a latrine that couldn't even contain a chair. Everyone int he village is surprised because no one believed I could own such a house. Funnily enough everyone in the village has now copied my building style.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer on 13 pieces of iron as part of my preparation for building a decent new house (10,000 KES)
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I was in the process of charging my phone then I heard a message, and saw the money.I felt that God had visited me in person, through GD.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of good shelter.My house is so small but I make so little from fishing which can't allow me to build a bigger better one.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest time of the day is in the afternoon because it finds me with money to buy food and it's also my resting time because I go fishing at night.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means am going to have a good house.I currently live in a very small house.