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Purity's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($498 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying part of the installment for the land which I had partly purchaced hence I am yet to complete paying it as at the moment I am staying in a rental house which is expensive , I am hopeful that I will be able to acquire the piece of land and build my own homestead.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer I cleared medical bills for my son who had been held in hospital due to inability to clear the bills after undergoing foot surgery. The treatment cost me half of the money and I spent the rest on 4 goats.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily that I can mention in the increase of my wealth. My economic value has increased since I acquired 4 goats that appreciates on a daily basis.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy second hand iron sheets, buy timber and wire for building a chicken coup, bought poultry for business and also food for my family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am currently living in a rented house and my dream is to one day live in my own compound, so when I get the second transfer i will buy livestock which i will later at a higher price to enable me purchase a land also start a business.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to start a second hand clothes business. We will also spend part of the transfer to buy livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building our own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of money because I don't have any regular source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am sweeping and mopping my house.