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Mather's family
Mather
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
24
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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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?
We bought 35 iron sheets at 17,500 KES, poles at 3,500 KES and paid 2,000 KES as payment for house measurements. We also bought a mattress at 2,500 KES, bed at 2,500 KES and a bag of maize at 1,500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
After the completion of my house, I will be living in a bigger house with better roofing. The one am currently living in has a leaking roof and the walls are dilapidated.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on secondary school fee, patching up a leakage on the roof of our house and buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We plan to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on putting up a new house, paying dowry to my parents and paying school fee for my stepchildren.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to build an iron roofed house because this one leaks alot especially during rainy season.My husband is also planning to visit my parents so that he can pay dowry.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Looking back, I would say that I am proud of being a mother of five children and owning a house as well.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we are facing is that we cannot raise enough funds that can enable us build a nice house since our house leaks alot whenever it rains.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I would say the happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I have finished all the household chores and I am free to go to the marketplace to buy some food that I can prepare for my family.