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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
25
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a cow and a sheep at 21000 KES, used 10000 KES on medication for my husband, bought bedding at 6000 KES, 5000 KES gave to my mum, repaired house at 2000 KES and used the rest to buy clothing for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved and I feel independent because I now own a cow unlike previously that I owned nothing.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2000 KES of my token payment on a sack of maize, 2500 KES on a sheep and the remaining amount on primary school fees for my children.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will renovate my main house and pay the school fees for my children using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to open up a business to generate income to support my family. Secondly l would wish to build a new house because my house is small to accommodate my family. Finally l would like to use part the transfer to pay dowry to parents.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to build iron roofed house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of a reliable to source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when having lunch with my children.