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Pamela's family
subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my children in secondary school. The remaining I spent on buying food for my family consumes.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used part of my second transfer to pay school fees of 20000 KES for my 2 children; bought bedding since I did not have proper bedding before. I then used the balance to buy and fix a door and wooden windows to secure my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now happy that my children are in school throughout since I managed to pay their school fees at once, so they are no-longer being sent home for the same.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying furniture since I had old ones,I also manage to buy food and cloths for my family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on renovating my house,paying school fees for my children and buying goats and sheep as my saving plan.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my son who is in form one and my daughter who is in standard eight and is joining high school come next year. Secondly l would wish to buy a cow to act as security incase of any emergency. Finally l would like to open up a business to generate income to substitute my husband's source of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to up bring our children and we have managed to take our son to high school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am able to have dinner with my family