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Jane's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my transfer to build a new house (45000) and food, clothes and utensils (4000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a very big and good difference in my life because i was very poor with a very small house but now i have a three roomed house and i love it so much. I also have good clothes that i never had. Thank you GD for the support.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a new mattress and a bed. I was living on some old clothe because I couldn't afford any better mattress. I also settled some some debts with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a new iron roofed house with a larger portion of the transfer while the rest I'll invest in livestock.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a house because my current house is too small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having helped many women give birth through my services as a traditional midwife.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of oxen for ploughing, this means that during planting season I have to till my farm using my bare hands.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday, this is because I usually have lunch and whenever I am eating I always feel happy.