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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
66
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I renovated the whole of my main house with sand and cement at a total cost of 20000 KES, I constructed a semi-permanent rentals houses-2 single rooms at a total cost of 25000 KES, I spent 3000 KES on 3 wooden windows and the remaining 2000 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD has enabled me become a landlady and I am now proud of the properties I own that generates for me more income and therefore I don't need to worry much how I will survive in future. I am having a peaceful mind due to my elevated status, the biggest difference in my daily life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2,400KES on buying 2 plastic chairs, 2,000KES on 2 wooden windows, and 2,000KES on a wooden door. I also bought a set of school uniform @300KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, an iron door and timber and build an iron roofed house. I also plan to buy a cow and start a a fish selling business.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to expand my house and build a kitchen, I will also buy household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement that I have is that I raised my children well and I am blessed to see my grandchildren.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I have a stomach problem which has even made me to be admitted and am still not okay.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am with my grandchildren doing chores together.