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Rose
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
57
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I paid school fees 4000 KES, bought iron sheets 10200 KES, timber 4000 KES, cement 7300 KES, paid labor 5000 KES, and sand 7000 KES
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes, I bought a bull cow for ox-ploughing; a new goal I did not have before receiving transfers.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I am now living comfortably in a permanent house. Previously I was living in a mud house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend 15300 kshs to buy cow, l also spend 7000 kshs to buy steel door, l use 5000 kshs to pay school fees, l bought mattress worth 3500 kshs the remaining balance am planning to start cereal business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has change because l own a cow that will help me farming, l will no-longer use my hand for farming.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 2 bags of cement and cemented the verandah of my house, bought a goat @ 2,700KES. I also paid 3,000KES school fees for my son who had been sent away.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy 4 oxen for ploughing my pieces of land, and start a fish or cereal selling business.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to finish plastering my house because a mud built house harbour a lot of dangerous insects and crawling animals such as snakes and bedbugs . I also plan to use the transfer on my children's education, and finally purchase land for farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have plastered part of my house by doing small businesses.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is lack of proper source of income to feed my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after returning from work with food for my family.