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Millicent's family
Millicent
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
42
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying 10 bags of cement ksh 8000, sand ksh 7000, stones ksh 3000, labor ksh 3000, 2 windows ksh 6000,school fees ksh 12000 and 1 goat ksh 2500.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference i have seen is that i am now in a better house .
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to fix metallic door. I also paid fees to my son in high school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest a portion of the transfer in livestock. I'm also planning to cement the floor of my house with the remaining portion.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my children. I also plan to use the transfer to rent agricultural land where I can make good harvests to boost my income. I also plan to spend the transfer to plaster my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to build iron roofed house for my family. I managed this after I sold maize that I got from my farm.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is inadequate funds to support my family and also to educate my children. Sometimes it makes me sad because we have to miss meals.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I manage to get profit from my business. I sell Kales to the locals and I feel happy when I make good profit.