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Mercy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
22
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30,000 KES to buy two cows, bought cushions at 2,500 KES, school uniform cost me 1,500 and school levies 1,000 KES. I also bought a bag of maize at 2,600 KES and added 5,000 KES to my business capital. The rest of the transfer has been spent on buying daily food expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have bought two cows which have helped me a great deal through getting manure for my farm and getting milk. I did not own any cattle before.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used Ksh 4000 to buy chicken, Ksh 3000 to pay debt and the remaining to start fish business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will use the next transfer to pay school fees, buy cattle and fensing my home.
 
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What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying four cows and two goats, I will renovate my house so that it can withstand floods when it rains and the remaining amount I will use to start a fish selling business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I used to stay in a rented house but I was able to build my house with cash that we got from my husband's fishing business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that currently fish stock has gone down in the lake and it has made it difficult for us to get money as we depend highly on the fish.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go out early in the morning to do harvest sand, I feel happy when I get paid.