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Ruth's family
Ruth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 20 iron sheets at 13,000 KES, roofing timber at 25,000 KES, six kilograms of nails at 1,800 KES, paid 2,000 KES transportation fee, 8,000 KES labor charge.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now not stressed of the having a better house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a metal door and hope to fix it on the house once it's built.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I hope to buy iron sheet and timber and build an iron roofed house.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to build a bigger house where my children can sleep comfortably.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement I have is that I bought a goat and am also keeping some chicken which I bought through selling firewood.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I don't have a proper job,so feeding my children and taking care of there daily needs is a challenge.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am with my children in the evening after school telling stories.