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Monica's family
Monica
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
53
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l bought furniture worth 25000 kshs, my house had wooden windows so l bought steel windows at 12000 kshs, l also bought super-drum at 1500 kshs , l also spend 7000 kshs to buy my self and my husband a nice clothe and the remaining a mount l use for buy food stuff.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l can now sit on a nice furniture that very few people have here in our community.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
l bought steel doors and windows.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to build toilet and to buy some cows.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend this money to renovate my house especially the floor.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is that I managed to buy a steal door for my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is that I have lost four of my children through death.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I have somebody to chat with.