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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
68
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 27000 KES of my first lumpsum payment on a cow, 2150 KES on 3 iron sheets, 4600 KES on 2 sacks of maize, 4000 KES on a mattress and I spent the remaining 12250 KES on the daily household budgets like food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now able to see. I was partially blind and when I got the transfers, I seek for medical attention and I was cured. The transfers also enabled me to maintain the diet I was recommended for by my optician.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 7,000 KES to buy a sheep. I also purchased foodstuffs for family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest the entire transfer in livestock.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying a calf so that I can keep in my compound using the first transfer, I will spend the second transfer on buying two sheep and some amount I will use to buy cushions for my seat so that they can be comfortable. The remaining amount I will spend on buying basic items that I need in the house like food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I had ploughed my farm and I got a good harvest of maize and for this I am proud.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is that it had taken me five years since I lost my eyesight and I am slowly gaining it back and I managed to do a little of farming which made me to get very few bags of maize as my harvest.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning and I go to my farm to do some ploughing,I feel that my body has done some exercise and this keeps me fit unlike when I am just seated at home.