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Pamela's family
Pamela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
35
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 20 bags of cement for 15,000 KES, sand at 5,000 KES, murram at 4,500 KES, food for the workers cost 4,500 KES and labour cost me 11,000 KES to have the house plastered. I also paid school fees for 8,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have plastered my house which had dilapidated walls and floor which kept being muddy each time it rained, but now the walls have been plastered and the floor made well too. So the house is stronger and looks beautiful and comfortable to stay in.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5,000KES for school fees, and spent 1,250KES on buying cushions, and bought a metal box @ 550KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I bought ironsheet, timber and nails, and extend my house. I also hope to buy cement and cement the floor and walls of the house.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees, plaster the walls and floor of my house, build a kitchen and the rest I will invest in business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is raising my children after my husband's death. My eldest child is now in form two and the rest are also in school. Their father died like 16 years ago, they were still young. I just feel happy for this far we've come.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is the burden of school fees especially for my eldest child in secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get paid for a casual job. I feel happy then because I know my kids will not go without food.