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Rose's family
Rose
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
47
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 35,000 KES to pay bride price for my son who had, bought 20 iron sheets at 12,000 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My in-laws used to say that I have their debt but not any more because I have paid the bride price.
 
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?
I spent transfer on paying school fees 7000 KES and used balance on daily meals.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on building my own house.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay dowry for my daughter in law, by a ploughing machine for farming and to buy livestock like cattle goats and sheep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is building this house. I was homeless since I separated with my husband. I decided to start saving to build a home. I made it and I feel proud.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is the burden of paying dowry for my daughter inlaw, since the husband, my son died.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to the farm.