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Rose's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer,I had lost my grandmother who was my caretaker after my parents passed on, so most of it I spent on the funeral expenses. I also bought building materials using part of it on buying cement and other building materials that I used to cement my eathern floor. I am glad I am able to mop my floor like the other women in my community. I bought food too.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on constructing a kitchen since cooking in the main house was uncomfortable for all of us because of the smoke, I bought a solar lighting lamp for my house as kerosene was way too expensive and spent the remaining money to pay those who helped me in weeding my farm.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a comfortable place for cooking and a cheaper source of lighting in my home.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the token transfer on paying school fee arrears for my child in secondary school, I also hired a piece land to practice farming in order to increase food production to my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy and thankful for receiving unconditional cash that I was not expecting at that time hence it came like a surprice.
access_time 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Making ends meet is my biggest hardship in life.We depend on farming to get our food.This year we got low yields due to poor yields.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon after working in my farm.I like taking care of my two year old son.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like use the transfer on paying school fees for my children in primary school.One of them will be joining class eight next year.Secondly,intend to use the transfer on starting a business.l will be selling tomatoes and sukumawiki in our local market.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My biggest achievement is buying sofa set chairs for my family. Last year,l got good yields. I sold five bags of maize and bought my family the chairs.