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Lydia's family
Lydia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I had a 15000 Kes loan in our local table banking group,so when I received my third transfer,I repaid the loan and the remaining I spent on buying corn for my family consumption and the some furniture given that I only had plastic chairs in my house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 38000 KES of my second transfer to expand my house since the previous one was too small for my whole family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a spacious house that can accommodate my family comfortably.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy household holdings that i have always wished to have. I am so happy.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When i get the upcoming transfer i want to construct a new house at least spacious enough to accommodate my family. currently i am living in a one roomed house.
 
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access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan yo buy building materials like ironsheets, nails ,timber and pay for work man to build a bigger house for me.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My achievement is that I have always worked hard to provide food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is that my house is too small to fit my bigger family but I lack money to build a bigger one.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon when I am relaxing with my family.