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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
29
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on buying a cow and building a shop.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now plough with my cow.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used some money to pay my medical bills. I also bought some cushions, and spent the rest on foodstuffs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest a larger portion of the transfer in retail shop business. I'm also planning to buy some goats.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to repair our house, pay school fees and start a small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is buying chickens and rearing them for sale.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is that the income I get is very little.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I wake up in the morning and go to the farm as I know I will get some crops to sell, once I harvest.