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Caroline'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 furniture 10000 KES, iron sheets 4000 KES, ballast and sand 13000 KES, timber and poles 4000 KES, built a latrine with 4000 KES, door 3500 KES, nails 2500 KES, spent 4000 KES on labor charges. The rest I spent on transporting the items and on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in having bought furniture and repairing my old house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying solar lump ksh 5000, 2 plastic chairs ksh 1300 bought my children school uniform ksh 750 ,bought school bags ksh 300 and the remaining balance i used as transport to our home for a funeral.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to change my house into a big spacious one.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy few household items and also to extend my house by adding extra rooms because my house is small. I also plan to spend the remaining amount to build a toilet that will serve my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is owning a home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of proper source of income that can sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the afternoon when my friends come visiting and we share funny stories because it helps us relieve stress.