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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
22
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
We bought 26 iron sheets at 26,000 KES, poles at 6,000 KES, nails at 2,000 KES, soil for walls at 2,000 KES and paid labour at 4,000 KES for construction of our house. We then spent 1,500 KES on utensils, farming expenses cost us 3,000 KES and water jerricans and clothings at 2,800 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life has been to move into my new house that is spacious enough and can contain my family and our belongings. My previous house was quite small and other things were kept outside the house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying a mattress and maize for my family.I aslo paid a debt I had.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building an iron roofed house.i also want to buy a cow and chairs.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfers on building a better house and buying two bulls to help us in ploughing our farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are proudest of is having been able to build an iron roofed house away from the thatched one we had, even though our current house is very small.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in our life currently is on making ends meet with no proper source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is during the morning hours when we gather as a family to praise God since He is our comforter in the midst of our troubles.