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Pauline's family
Pauline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
32
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 38,600 KES to erect a pit latrine and a bathing room, bought a lorry of sand at 6,500 KES, six bags of cement at 4,500 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
We are no longer doing open defecation as before hence we are healthy.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7000 KES of my token payment on school uniforms for my 7 children and I spent the remaining 3000 KES on a mattress.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to expand and cement my main house using the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to plaster our house to remove dust. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls and oxen plough which we plan to use during farming. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy clothes for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have struggled and managed to build iron roofed house for the family. We made this possible through the savings that we made from the little income that we get.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we lack a reliable source of income to sustain our family. Sometimes we go without having a meal just to make ends meet.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the evening when I manage to get dinner for my family. They usually feel happy whenever we eat together.