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Lucy's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
We bought 40 iron sheets for 25,200 KES, poles for 17,820 KES, ropes to tie the poles for 1,500 KES and paid 6,000 KES to have the house constructed.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a very small house that was quite uncomfortable to stay in, however I have built a bigger house now which can very well contain my family and our belongings.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to build a pit latrine.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a larger iron roofed house. My current house is too small. I'm also planning to commence a retail shop business with the remaining portion.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to add more stock into my shop since this is the business I largely depend on as my daily source of income. I also plan to buy a small piece of land that I will use as farm land.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is having a home and being able to raise my children and see them through school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been to raise capital inorder to boost my business because I don't have enough stock in my shop and I do loose alot of customers because of this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when we are all present in the house as a family as we have dinner while making funny jokes.