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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought ironsheet, timber and nails, and built an iron roofed house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now live in a beautiful iron roofed house.
 
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 used 2,000 KES to pay my son in secondary school fee. I also purchased a cupbaord with the remaining portion.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay fee to my son who is joining callage this year.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls and oxen plough that I will use during ploughing. I also plan to spend the transfer to plaster my house. I also plan to spend the transfer to build a toilet. I also plan to spend the transfer to start a business that will provide me with an income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to buy a parcel of land. I was able to do this from the savings that I had made for several months.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is scarcity of water. I live in a water scarce area and this gets worst during dry season. I have to walk distances to the lake to fetch water.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am in the farm weeding.