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Wider's family
Wider
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
18
homeHousehold Size:
2
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought five goats for 12500 KES, furniture 10000 KES, water container 2500 KES, maize 3200 KES, paid 15000 KES for a fishing boat, sent mum 2000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have a better house which I built with the token payment, a fishing boat for business and goats which I may sell later in case of emergency.
 
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 79 poles at 9,000KES then bought 4 kilograms of nails at 800KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to cement the walls and floor of my house, buy seats then buy a cow and two goats. I also want to buy a fishing boat for my husband.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house because my house is very small and the walls are almost collapsing because of the poor quality of soil we have around, purchase a boat for fishing to increase my income, purchase land for farming and pay dowry.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have built our father a house and he is no longer rained on.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face in life is poverty. We depend on fishing and our income is not enough to cater for all our financial needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when my husband comes back home from fishing and he has food for us to eat.