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Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
41
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my last transfer to buy a cow to rear, I had wished to have one so that one day when it gives birth it will give me milk, I paid fees arrears for my high school child and finished up my house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I dedicated 1000 KES to constructing a kitchen which used 1 iron sheets since I used to cook outside and I had serious challenges when the weather was not favorable. I then paid school fees balances of 18000 KES for my 2 children in secondary school who were on the verge of dropping out of school due to lack of school fees. The balance was then used to buy bedding, school uniform and utensils which I did not have before.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a peace of mind since my children are in school consistently after paying their school fees, unlike before when they were being sent home frequently due to school fees arrears.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to pay school fee for my child who was sent home for school fee arrears. The remaining balance l spent to buy food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the money l was very happy because l have never received such a mount in my life.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use the transfer on paying school fees for my son in form two. Secondly,l intend to use my transfer on building a decent latrine for my family.Lastly, l will spend the remaining amount on digging a well in my homestead . We fetch our water from a river which is at a distance.Digging a well,will reduce the time we spend to get water.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that was able to take my daughter to secondary school.She is now in form three.l do sweet potatoes farming, sell the yields and pay her school fees.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is making ends meet.I got low maize harvest this year.Maize is our staple food. So l have to look for menial jobs to get money to feed my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when farm. I like weeding my vegetables garden.