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Christabel's family
Christabel
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
41
homeHousehold Size:
9
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?
l spent the transfer to pay school fees of 20000 kshs to my children in secondary school, l bought cow at 20000 kshs, l also bought mattress at 4000 kshs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has really changed because my children are in school without any worries, l am also sleeping comfortably.
 
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?
l spent 6000 kshs to pay school fees for my children in secondary school, the remaining balance l spent to buy solar.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to clear school fees for my children and to build bit latrine.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my two sons and one daughter who are in secondary schools.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having toiled in my farm for very many years and managed to educate my children up to secondary school level, in fact one of them completed his secondary school education last year.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children especially those in secondary schools, if I am unable to raise the required fees they may drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because the Lord has blessed me and I am able to live another day.