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Shamim's family
Shamim
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
other
faceAge:
24
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?
I spent my second transfer on completing construction of a 2-roomed house (30,000 KES), a cow (14,000 KES) and paid school fee for our child (5,000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my family slept in a leaking grass-thatched house, but currently we enjoy staying in a proper decent house.Thank you GD.
 
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 iron sheets and nails (10,000 KES) as part preparation towards building a new house when I receive more money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt a great thrill because at least my family was going to build a decent house much sooner than would have been possible had it not been for GD transfer; It happens that our earnings are too low and this has been challenging to us.
 
Enrolled
access_time 7 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 adequately cater for my families basic needs. At times they are forced to have only one meal a day due to financial difficulties and this often makes me very sad.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I am sitting together with my friends and we are chatting. We often laugh and crack jokes and this makes me very happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that my spouse and I can start a small business which will supplement our income and ultimately improve our lifestyle.