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Sofia's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 34,000KES on buying iron sheet, timber and nails, paid labour and extended my iron roofed house. I also paid 5,000KES school fees for my child.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now live in a more spacious iron roofed house, as opposed to the small house i live in.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on Secondary school fee as well as buying poles towards house construction
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to spend the upcoming lump sum payment on enlarging my house and also paying secondary school fee.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to expand my house to accommodate the family. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for our two children in school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have managed to build our own house. We were able to achieve this after saving money for several months.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is scarcity of water. Sometimes we have to buy water from vendors at exorbitant prices.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am in the farm weeding. It feels good because farming has always been a source of livelihood to me.