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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
We spent all of the first lumpsum transfer in catering for the cost of building iron roof house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am so grateful I now have a descent house because my previous house was almost falling
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying 4 plastic chairs ksh 3200, water tank ksh 3800, 1 sack of maize ksh 2500 and used the balance on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on building a new spacious house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to construct a new house being that the one I currently have is in bad state. I also plan to spend the transfer to rent a piece of land where I can grow crops. I also plan to spend the transfer to start a business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to buy some two cows which I keep in my compound. I was able to do this through savings.
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 support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am having dinner with my family.