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Caren's family
Caren
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building a new house. I had bought building materials using my second transfer.So,my third transfer went to paying the laboures. I used to stay in a very squeezed house and now I am in a very spacious three roomed house. I also spent some money to boost my kiosk business. With this I am able to feed my family comfortably. I have moved from one level to another. I am better off than before.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying building materials that I'll use on building a big and descent house as my current house is old and also small to accommodate my family comfortably. I also spent part of the transfer on paying school fee for my children so that they are not sent home due to fee arrears and the remaining cash I spent on buying a bag of maize for family consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is quite conspicuous, I experience peace in my heart as I have no stress at all. I have food for the family and I've also paid school fee for my children
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer really helped me a lot. I was really longing for my child to enrolled in a course and I am now happy that he is now pursuing tailoring which I hope will transform his life. It is the transfer that facilitated this.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When I will receive this my upcoming second transfer, I will build a semi-permanent house of 35 iron sheets. A house that we have currently is compromising our privacy and this is a major concern to me.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to start the business of buying and frying fish, then I sell at a profit as a way of earning a living.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is taking good care of my children, even though the cost of living is so high and I haven't got much money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of enough food. I have to really struggle to get food every day.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when all the day's work is over and I am conversing with my family members.