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Beatrice's family
Beatrice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($476 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to add more materials and built my own home, the remaining balance l spent to plaster my house since l wanted to stay in a nice plaster house like other people and to be counted among the reach in our village.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets and other building materials that I used to build a more spacious house.My previous house was very squeezed. I also bought a cow for milking.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my family now have a nice house to stay in. This was not possible before I never got the transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 6000 KES from my first transfer to pay the discount for acquiring a solar lighting system in order to save me the trouble of buying paraffin on a daily basis. The balance was used to buy 2 goats to rear in my home.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I no longer have to buy paraffin to have light in my house since I now have a solar lamp.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have currently is the bad condition of our house. We would like to build a bigger house for our big family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when i wake up and each and every member of my family is well because its yet another day that the lord has given us.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money mean so much to this family because our livelihood is going to change and we are so happy.