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Janet's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48250 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my house.I also bought a water tank,paid school fees and bought uniform for my children.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of starting a poultry keeping business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have a water tank which helps me in harvesting rain water and I don't have to fetch water in the river.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on cementing my floor.I also built a pit latrine and bought a bed and a mattress.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a toilet in my home.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to pay my daughter in high school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement my house. I'm also planning to build a pit latrine with a portion of the transfer and in case some may remain, I'll pay my daughter fees.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying beddings for my family, I am planning to pay school fees for my children and to renovate my house by having the floor cemented. I am planning to buy more chicken so that I can breed them and to buy food so that
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that we were able to move from my father-in-law's home and built our own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I fave in my life is that I have school going children and getting school fees and money to buy them clothes is not easy. Taking the children to hospital when they are sick also is a problem as our source of income is very low.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning to plough it so that when I harvest the crops I can have food for my family.