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Rose's family
Rose
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought cement 8000 KES, paint 5600 KES, window classes 7500 KES, cupboard 6000 KES, dug a pit latrine with 5000 KES, paid 9000 KES for labor, two sacks of maize for 6000 KES and spent the rest on buying utensils and food.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes, I have a knew goal of starting a cereal business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am now living is a nice house, I have bought what I was lacking and now have a peace of mind I never had before receiving transfers.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend 10000 kshs to buy furniture, l also spend the money to finish my house so l bought 5 bags of cement at 800 kshs , door at 8000 kshs , 2 windows at 4000 kshs, l also bought 2 herds sheep at 3000 each , 2 sacks of maize at 5000 kshs l also use 10000 kshs to pay for labour.l am remaining with 13000 kshs ywt to spend,
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l am sitting very comfortably on furniture and at least have some animals in my compound.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent my Token payment on groundnut seeds and a mattress.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We plan to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on construction of a new house and buy a calf with the balance.
 
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access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to set up a small business to support my family
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having my house
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that we have no proper income to support my children
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are making sisal and we sell