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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
43
homeHousehold Size:
6
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 spent the entire transfer on buying iron sheet, timber and nails and built an iron roofed house for my son.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My son used to sleep at our neighbours home and I felt it was risky, atleast he now has a place to sleep.
 
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 my Token payment on school fee and uniform for 5,000 KES, dry maize and assorted food for 2,000 KES, bedding and utensils for 3,000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on building a new house for my son, and also put up a kitchen for myself.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to build a house for my son. We also plan to spend the transfer to build a pit latrine. We also plan to spend the transfer to construct our own house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have managed to buy a parcel of land where we have built our home. We didn't have land in the past but after sheer hard work, we managed to save money and bought the land.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is lack of a reliable source of income. We depend on quarrying building stones which sometimes is not reliable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I manage to get food for my family.