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Valentina's family
Valentina
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
25
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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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?
l spent the transfer to build a house so l bought building materials at 44000 kshs, labor-charge 5000 kshs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because l was staying at the market center but now l have my own home.
 
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 bought iron sheets 8000 KES, paid a debt of 1000 KES, bought school uniform for my child 600 KES and the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy more iron sheets, poles, timber and spend the rest on school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to build our own home and stop renting.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have been able to buy a sheep through my casual job.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been living in a rental house at times you don't have the money to pay the rent, the house gets locked at times you are forced out of the house and you have children and there is no one to house you.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I am able to provide for my children.