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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
56
homeHousehold Size:
9
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 spent my first transfer on buying a bed,mattress,table.I also bought paint,cement,fisher board and paid school fees for my child in college.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a 6 by 6 bed and a mattress where I sleep comfortably after a long day's hustle.
 
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 used a portion of the transfer to cement my son's house floor because it was earth. Bought a gas cylinder for cooking worth 4,500 KES. I also purchased other household items with the remaining portion.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy bricks which I'll use to build a new house.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy a tank and buy some household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have built a house through my hard work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was when I lost my husband and he was our bread winner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I make money from my business.