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Rose's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 15 roofing poles, nails and 15 iron sheets 15,000KES, paid 10,000KES for my son in high school, bought 7 bags of cement and labor charge at 12,000KES, one lorry of sand at 4,000KES, bought a pair of short trousers for my son at 350KES, two pair of shoes at 400KES,kitchen utensils at 500KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer in a maddy house that never leaks.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 3,000 KES school fees. I settled 3,000 KES debt. I spent the remaining amount on food and utensils.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a kitchen and cement the floor of the main house. I wish to spend the remainder on school fees.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on cementing the floor of my house, I will build a kitchen for the family, I will also pay school fees for my children and part of it we will start a small business of selling fish.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that from my farming business we are able to take our children to school and also provide food for the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we face in our life is that our income is very low hence it is a struggle when it comes to providing basic needs like education and food for our family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to Lake Victoria in the morning to get fish so that can sell in the market I feel happy knowing that I will get some money that we will use to buy food for our family.