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Caren's family
Caren
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
40
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to pay school fees of 35000 kshs for my three children in high school, the remaining balance l spent to build kitchen.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l am relived because l had a fees problem for my children.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying 3 goats and a mattress.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on expanding my house.I also want to pay school fees for my children.
 
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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 children in high school. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls that I will use for ploughing. I also plan to spend the transfer to expand my house to accommodate my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to raise my kids well and have tried to pay their school fees up to high school. My husband died while I was still young but I have struggled to provide for them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I don't have a stable source of income to pay school fees and also to meet the daily household needs such as food. Sometimes we go without food for days just to make ends meet.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am cleaning my house.