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Edwin's family
casuall labour
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of my second transfer on buying building materials ( iron sheets, nails) that we are planning to use in building my compound. We saved 10000 KES for future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having peace of mind knowing that I'll soon have my own compound with a bigger house. The current house I have is too squeezed and I always feel ashamed whenever it comes to sleeping time because we can't fit in the house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on 2 bags of dried corn as seed for my wife's business (8,000 KES)and bought a radio (2,000 KES) to help us be updated with current affairs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I was on my way back home in the evening, and I felt my mood lift because my wife had been selling dried corn and earning a commission, but with GD transfers we would be able to start our own corn business . I laud Organizations like GD that work transparently and keep to their promise to beneficiaries, thank you.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Inadequate resources to build our own home, is the biggest hardship we have faced.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings, when I'm relaxing with my family at home.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel very happy, because I intend to use the money to build our own home.