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Ruth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
27
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on installing electricity now I am saving extra cash for my daily upkeep which i could have use on paraffin.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start a cereal business for my daily upkeep and apart of the profits to save for my children education for a brighter future..
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed in that I have electricity and I'am no longer have to use paraffin as source of light,this has improved my children performance because they can read and do there homework without any difficulty.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy materials for repair and plastering my house; 27 bags of cement 20250 KES, paint 2450 KES, 2 windows 5000 KES, 5 iron sheets 3250 KES, transport charges 2000 KES, labor charges 15000 KES and food 1800 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that i have moved from a mud house to a plastered house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my token payment, I paid secondary school fees for my daughter with 5000 KES, I spent 2000 KES on a mattress and the remaining 3000 KES on food and tableware.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to extend and plaster my main house with sand and cement then use the remaining amount to clear school fees balance for my daughter. That is how I will use my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my children,rebuild my house. I will also fence my compound and build a toilet.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have built my house through small jobs that I do,I have also managed to take my child to high school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been providing for my children since my husband passed away because he was our breadwinner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I get paid.