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Lilian's family
Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
43
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
We spent 20,000 KES to build a pit latrine, 15,000 KES to construct a kitchen/store, paid school fees for 10,000 KES and the rest was spent on buying other daily HH expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Since I built a pit latrine, we have been relieved from the shame of having to got to the bush or use other people's latrines whenever we go to answer calls of nature.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5000 KES on my child's school fees, 1600 KES on 2 bags of cement, 1000 KES on paint, 1000 KES on school books and 1000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan on finishing my house construction and building a latrine.
 
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What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my child who is in secondary school, I will use part of the transfer on finishing the renovation of my house by buying some bags of cement that will be used to plaster the walls and the floor,I will also build a toilet as I don't have one and the remaining amount I will use to start a small business of selling farm produce like beans, maize and kales.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that we have been able to get some cash from my husband's savings that we used to buy some cement that we used to plaster the walls of our house as initially it was built using mud.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we face in our life is in terms of school fees as our income is very low and paying school fees is a challenge due to the high rates that schools are charging us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go out to the market in the morning to sell some maize and I come back in the evening with some cash,I am happy because I am able to buy food for my family and they will have a meal for that day.