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Millicent's family
Millicent
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
small business
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my 2-roomed house (40,000 KES), utensils (4,000 KES) and the balance on miscellaneous basic items.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in our daily lives is that we always wanted to plaster our house and protect the walls from getting washed of but we had no funds, we thank you very much GD for making this possible for us.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on repaying a loan of 7000 Kes and did a shopping of household items and foodstuff of 3000 Kes.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I felt so much at peace because I was so worried on how I would be able to repay back the loan I had taken to pay school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time 7 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Not having a stable source income to sustain my family's financial needs
What is the happiest part of your day?
At night. Because i get to sleep and rest off the day's hurdles
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will be able to fulfill my wish of taking my children to school and buy a motorcycle so i can use it for commercial purposes