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Salome'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 paid secondary school fees for my grandchild using 20000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer. I then bought building materials such as 30 iron sheets and timber using the remaining 30000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have noted the biggest difference in my life since I started receiving transfers from GD. I am currently sleeping under warm blanket more comfortably than before and this has liberated me from catching cold.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying a bed,mattress and a blanket.I also bought food for my family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building a house.I also want to buy chairs.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house because it is small and I usually host church visitors. I will then buy a bed, a mattress, and a blanket with the remaining amount.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of being a dedicated mother to my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is poor health.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm doing my farming activities.