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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on purchasing a steel door which I intend to fix because I believe it is stronger that the wooden door which I currently have. I also bought a cow for milk prodution when it gives birth and hopefully I will give my sons the calves to pay as dowry. The remaining amount went on food that we enjoyed as a family.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying secondary school fees for my two children and bought other school requirementsfor them so that they can improve their life. I bought a cow which I consider an investment for future emergencies. I used the balance to plough and plant maize and beans so that my household gets future supply of food and also bought a steel door which I will replace with the one serving me now.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because I managed to achieve a lot at ago which I could not afford on my own.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy corn for my family consumption. I used the remaining to buy food for my family too.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
If i get the upcoming transfer,i will use it to construct a kitchen. My current kitchen is grass thatched. I also planning to start a fish mongering business.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Firstly, we plan to use part of the transfer to start a fish-selling business. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to replace the iron sheets on the roof of my kitchen, with new ones, because the roof normally leaks, when it's raining. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to buy and install steel windows, and the main door of our house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're very pleased with is, having built this our house, because we used to live in a grass-thatched house that would leak when it was raining.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, inadequate funds to pay hospital bill, because I have been sickling and I still have hospital bill to pay.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mornings, when I am working in our farm.