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Julie
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
41
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying school fees for my child in college and high school.I also bought 4 iron sheets and windows,added capital to my business,bought a set of chairs,table and a mattress.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of expanding my house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have good income from my business and I can pay school fees for my children and meet basic needs.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid my son's 10,000 KES university fees. I invested 2,500 KES in sugar business. I also bought building materials as I intend to build a new house next week.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that: I currently have a proper access to food than before, my son is studying uninterrupted, and most importantly I'm in the process of building a new house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on construction of a pit latrine, school fee, buying a bed, and a start-up sugar selling business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on extending my house and building a separate hut for my sons who are now grown.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay fee for my children,I will also want to expand my house which is very small. I will also build a toilet.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have seen my children go to school,one is even in the university which makes me very proud. I have worked very hard to make sure that they go to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that our area is not fertile and since we depend mostly on farming we find it very difficult to put food on the table.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I make money which I know will support my children.