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Pamela's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
This is how I spent my first lumpsum transfer: 16000 KES on a cow, 14000 KES on 20 iron sheets, 2500 KES on a sheep and the remaining 17500 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD has increased my worth in terms of property ownership; I am now having cows and robust foundation in farming and I am no longer more vulnerable to economic shocks and stressors the biggest difference in my daily life.
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 goat @2,400KES and spent 3,900KES on buying 6 pieces of ironsheet for building an iron roofed house. I also bought maize for food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house for myself. I also plan to buy a cow.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to buy a sewing machine that I will use to set up my business, I will also pay school fees for my children and lastly I will expand my house since its small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that through selling water I am able to feed my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I am not able to meet the very important needs of my household like paying school fees and having better accommodation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am doing my job.