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Ruth's family
Ruth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
55
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 20 iron sheets, roofing poles, wall poles, nails, 26,300 KES, paid 4,000 KES labour charge, bought two blankets at 2,400 KES, utensils at 2,000 KES, three basins at 300 KES, school uniforms for my two children at 1,000 KES, a sack of maize at 3,000 KES, a sack of sorghum at 2,900 KES, I then added some of my money to the rest of the cash and paid 8,200 KES loan at the Kenya Women.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My house now very decent and am no longer living on loans as before.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent 4000 kshs of the transfer for medication, l bought sheep at 2500 kshs the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to build a kitchen, dig pit latrine and to pay dowry to my daughter in-law.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay dowry for my daughter in law,I will also build a kitchen and plaster my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that through the small jobs I have done I was able to buy a sheep.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that am positive and am taking drugs which at times puts me down.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am able to afford a meal for my children