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Jacqueline's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
The transfers have really helped me. I am now having a better house: I built a semi-permanent house of 32 iron sheets and fit unto it steel doors and steel windows. I used the whole of my third transfers for building that my main house.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I couldn't afford or think of building a house. My children could hardly attend school and when I received the money I built and I have been educating my 4 children as well.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The differences I can mention in my life include the better house I am currently living in; Initially, I lived under an old and weak iron roof and I remember a time when it was blown by wind and we were drenched thoroughly. Second to this, my children can now go to school just like their peers in the village and finally, my farming has improved since I can now afford and use fertilizers in my farms which I expect to increase my harvest by harvesting season.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying building materials (32 iron sheets,steel door,2 steel windows and nails).I also bought solar lantern,uniforms,1 sack of maize,paid NHIF monthly subscriptions,paid fees,and bought food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children go to school because I paid their fees.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on a mattress (6000), fertilizer (1500) school fees (1500) and food (800).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house and buy livestock with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to set up a business and build a better house for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement was that I bought the chairs in my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is being able to clothe my children,paying school fees and feeding them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am able to provide a meal for my family.