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Herine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
43
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my last transfer to build a house, I lived in a house that was very small I couldn’t even host a visitor. Therefore for building I bought timber, iron sheets bought cement to plaster the walls and the floor and also bought paint and painted the walls inside and outside then paid the builders.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of second transfer to build a spacious comfortable house, since l was staying in a very small house that could not accommodate me with my family. The remaining balance l spent to buy sand for plastering in future.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l am now staying in spacious comfortable house .
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I am spending my first transfer on constructing a pit latrine in my homestead. I had also bought maize and a few clothes with my transfer.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a house with my upcoming transfer payment. My current house is very small for my growing family.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to expand my house,I will also buy a goat and lastly I will expand my banana business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have a few chicken of my own and I am living in my own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship was when I lost my husband a long time ago and the house I was living in was worn out and I had no one to help me rebuild it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am able to sell my bananas at the market and I am able to make some money.