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Caroline's family
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third cash transfer to purchase a motorcycle worth 35000KES,servicing the motocycle 2000KES,invested 3000KES in my business,iron sheets 800KES,maize 1000KES and spent the rest of the money to buy food.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes,my new goal is to plaster my house and buy some oxen that will make my work easy in preparation of my parcel of land.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer since I have managed to build a big house compared to the previous one which was small house.I have also managed to buy a motorcycle and my husband has left fishing to venture into the motorcycle business and we will start getting money to sustain the family.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to build my house so l bought building materials at 19540 KES, labor 4000 KES, l bought furniture at 4100 KES, clothing 7900 KES, l spent 3000 KES to pay hospital bill, l bought 2 sacks of maize at 4000 KES, l spent 3000 KES to improve my business, the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l was staying in a very small house but now l am in a very spacious house, l am also eating well because the business is doing well.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent 3000 kshs to buy mattress, the remaining balance l spent to buy foodstuffs in the house
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to extend and plaster my house and also to start small scale business.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a bigger house as the one I stay in is very small hence I plan to buy thirty bags of cement and sand, I will spend part of the transfer on buying four bulls that I will use in ploughing my farm, I will also spend part of the transfer on buying a donkey that I will use in fetching water in my home and the remaining amount I will spend on starting a small business of shopkeeping.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that I have been able to take my child to school up to secondary school level with my earnings from our fishing business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our income is very low and we did not plant anything on our farm so getting food is not easy for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning during planting season and I am able to plough it. This makes me happy as my crops will grow and enable me to get a good harvest.