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Violet's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of the first lumpsum in buying two cows, paid 5000 KES in church and used the rest of the money in plastering my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved a lot because initially I had totally nothing but now I even own cows and a descent house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token payment to buy a mattress (5000), cushions (2000) and food (3000)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy livestock and plaster my house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a toilet and a borehole as we don't have any in our compound, we plan to buy 10 goats that we will use to pay school fees for our children when they have grown, we will complete the construction of our house as it is incomplete and the remaining amount we will save in our bank account.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that we have been able to build a house of our own using our own cash from small business that we have been doing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we face in our life is that we are not able to afford three meals in a day as our income is very low.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when my family wakes up in the morning and I prepare for them breakfast, I feel happy to know that they have something to start the day.