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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
small business
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I was very sick, I had shortage of blood in my body which required an immediate transfusion. I therefore spent about 20000KES for medication. I must say that the transfer really saved my life, otherwise I would have died. Other than that, I saved the remaining amount that I planned to use on purchasing a piece of land where I can establish a home.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the relief I have found from the daily frustrations I had on how I would get money to purchase a piece of land and construct a house. I also felt stressed up on how to go about my health which had began deteriorating, with not even a single cent to acquire medication.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on 3 bags of charcoal that I sell(3,900 KES), paid Primary school fee for my two children (3,000 KES) and spent the rest on 20kg dry corn for family consumption.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt contentment and hopeful since GD had kept its promise to me.
 
Enrolled
access_time 7 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is raising school fee for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the evening after dinner while preparing to go to bed to rest after a long day's work.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will enable me have a build a better house and live comfortably with my children.