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47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I had an old thatched-roofed house, so when I received my third transfer I build a new iron roofed house and bought 2 goats and a cow with the remaining transfer.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on house construction materials (28,000 KES) in readiness, and put aside money (15,000 KES) for the same. The rest I spent on a bag of dry corn for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in our daily lives is that we can have a better house in the next few months, and move from the small , leaking grass-housed that we are currently living in.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer on 8 iron sheets in preparation for building a new house(5,600 KES), and the rest on dry corn (4,500 KES).
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money the world suddenly looked brighter , and I felt the goodness of God because it happens that my family lives in a badly leaking house, and building a new one is number one priority, for which GD transfer presents a great opportunity.Thank you.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to build a better house for my family. My current house is dilapidated and I fear that it might collapse anytime.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day around midday when I am having my lunch. Whenever I am eating I always feel very happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that my spouse can finally pay dowry to my parents and we can officially live as husband and wife.