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Monika's family
Monika
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
52
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought cement 16000 KES, poles 5000 KES, wire 11500 KES and sand 12000 KES.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes,I have new goals of building a permanent house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am now happy to be building a permanent house. This is a big difference to me because I never knew I could afford to built such a house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l want build a house so l tried to put materials down so l have bought 45 iron-sheet at 31500 kshs, nails at 3400 kshs and the last 15000 kshs l use to buy poles.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improve so much because now am very sure l will build my house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
My child had just been sent away from school, so I paid the school fees arrears and got him back to school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house. house
 
Enrolled
access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my child in college. I also plan to spend the transfer on buying building materials then construct a house. I also plan to use the transfer in agriculture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able, able to pay school fees for my child in college.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when two of my children dropped out of school due to lack of school fees. It was so sad for me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I manage to get food for my family. It makes me happy.