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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought one cow at 15,000 KES, 15 iron sheets at 8,550 KES, wall poles at 6,000 KES, roofing poles and nails at 5,000 KES, paid 5,000 KES labor charge, paid10,000 KES school fee for my son,
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My now leading a better life because my children are eating and dressing well.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 3000 KES to settle some loan, bought a mattress, bought some nice clothes for the family, and also used the remaining amount to celebrate Christmas.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest the entire transfer in livestock.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy a piece of land,improve my house and pay my children's school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is having worked hard to built my current house,I used to live in a small house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is raising my children and ensuring they stay in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day normally is in the morning when I create time to cultivate my small piece of land.