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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to pay school fees for my child who is in high school to relieve me the burden of looking for money to pay school fees, I bought solar and battery because I was using tin lamp which is a health hazard. The remaining amount, I spent to buy two sacks of maize for consumption
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to buy a solar and a battery 16000KES,sand 6000KES,15 packets of cement 10500KES,paid workers 10000KES,sheep 1500KES and bought 2 sacks of maize 6000KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to renovated my house and bought solar.My children study using the bright light at night.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy a suitcase KES 3500, a mattress KES 4000, paid debt KES 1000 and bought food KES 1350.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees, expand my house and buy a cow.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfers on paying our childrens' school fees, buy new furniture, boost our business, put up a bigger shelter for our family and spend the rest on plastering our house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement that we have had in our life is when we were able to buy cattle the fact that we own cattle even though small in number makes us proud.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest harship that we face is whenever we lack food it's so hard to have something to depend on when we really haven't made any profit from our businesses so we can even go days without food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are able to make money and the end of our struggle and are in a position to go for our needs.