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Alice's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 28,000 KES school fee for my three children in high school, bought 15 iron sheets at 9,000 KES, paid 5,500 KES labor charge, 3,000 KES hospital bills for my father then used the rest to buy roofing poles and nails.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was able to admit my child into high school with the transfer and my children are learning without any interruptions due to fee arrears.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5,000 KES school fees and bought a chair at 4,300 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay school fees and expand my house with the other part of it.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my three children who are in secondary school, I plan to building a bigger house and also to take my first born son to college.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I was able to secure a loan which I used to buy two cows, build a kitchen and buy furniture for my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we face in our life is that we don't have a source of income for our family and we have school going children who need school fees so it is a challenge for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the market in the afternoon to sell sugar and cooking oil in small quantities.