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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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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 used 10000 to pay secondary school fees and planning to use 40000 to buy materials for fencing my compound after the rains have subsided because the road to my home is currently muddy and impassable.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I Thank GD so much for the support because i was able to stock food for my family with the token payment. My child is now in school full time and after fencing my compound i will have a supply of vegetables all through without incurring losses from stray livestock.
 
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?
l spent the transfer on buying iron sheets , l bought food .
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to fence my home and to plaster my house.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to buy cereals because we did not have good harvest last season. We also want to spend the money to legalize our land ownership and lastly buy a dairy cow.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is our children's education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Our biggest hardship is poor health.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is in the evening when we gather for a good meal.