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Esther's family
Esther
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
32
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying sand at 4,000 KES, steel door at 7000 KES,15 bags of cement at 11,250 KES,paid 2,000 KES on school fees,paid 12,000 KES on labour charges,transportation expenses amounted to 6,000 KES and i used the rest of the money on household shopping.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes, my new goal is to finish plastering my whole house in the near future.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because through the transfers i have built a new house and paid school fees so my children will be able to stay in school for the rest of the year.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l am planning to build my house so l bought building materials at 30950 KES, l bought furniture at 18000 KES, transport 400 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There is a big difference in my life because l have been longing to have a nice spacious house but l could not manage because of financial problem but now l have hopes that l will get what l have been longing to have.
 
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 the transfer on paying school fees 2000 KES , dug a pit latrine 4000 KES , 2 bags of cement 1300 KES and used balance on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning on building my own house .
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to build toilet with first transfer,I will also pay school fees for my children and lastly I will buy a solar light for my children to use when they are studing at night.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have built my own house and I am able to feed my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money and paying school fees. We also have a big problem of water and we fetch very far.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I get a job to do and I get paid.