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Mary's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees for my child.I also bought steel door,3 steel windows and 1 sack of maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my child was able to join secondary school.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the whole of my token payment on paying a silk loan I had.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on paying school fees for my children.I also want to build a toilet and plaster my house.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to construct a toilet for my family being that we've no facility to use as a toilet. I also plan to use part of it to pay school fees for my two children who will be joining high school next year. I also plan to renovate my house and use the remain
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that am proud of is that I have managed to give birth to three children and am trying so hard to raise them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have been so sick that I couldn't manage to run my business and there was no one stand by me being that I am a widow.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I receive some support in form of money from a friend or a relative.