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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
19
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying 50 pieces of iron sheets ksh 32500,poles ksh 6000,nails ksh 3000, labor ksh 4000 and still keeping balance to spend on meals.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference i have seen in my life is that i am now going to own my house.
 
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 spent 5,000KES on increasing stock for my cereal and fish retailing business, and spent the rest of the money on household expenditure.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and extend my house to make it more spacious.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to build a bigger house to accommodate my family. I also plan to start a small business using the transfer. I also plan to spend the transfer on buying cattle.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to buy poultry that I keep in my homestead. I managed to start this venture from my meager savings.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when my business crumbled. I made a huge loss and it was such a low moment for me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am able to get food for the family.