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Lilian's family
Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
30
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on paying college fees for myself 12,000KES. I also bought 12 bags of cement 8,400KES ,sand 6,000KES,ballast 9,000KES, murrum 4,000KES,wall nets 3,500KES and seat covers 2,500KES .
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to expand my charcoal selling business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that I have renovated my house from a mud house to a semi permanent house and I have also paid my college fees .
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of the first lumpsum in buying a second hand motorbike, used 18000 KES in paying my college fee and used the rest of the money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am at peace because I have been having challenges in paying school fee to an extent I missed Aprill classes because because of lack of fee but thanks to GD I managed to clear school fee.
 
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?
I paid my college school fees with 8000 KES of my token payment and I paid for my daughter primary school with the remaining 2000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Part of my upcoming lumpsum payment will go to my college school fees and the rest in charcoal business.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying my school fees as I am enrolled in college, I will also spend part of the transfer on building my house with bricks and to buy cement that will be used to plaster the interior of the house and the remaining amount I will spend on starting a small business of selling clothes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we used to stay in a very small house that did not have furniture and we managed to build a bigger house using cash that we got from the motorcycle transport and farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our income is not stable and getting school fees for our children and for myself is a challenge hence it has forced me to remain at home while others are in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when we sit together as a family in the evening and we talk to one another.