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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
homeHousehold Size:
3
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 bought a bull cow for 20000 KES, repaired, cemented and painted my house 16000 KES and still saving 15000 KES.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes, I have a new goal of buying a water tank and solar lump for lighting.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have seen a big difference of building a permanent house after my small mud house collapsed.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend the money to plaster my house so l bought 18 bags of cement at 14400 kshs , sand at 6000 kshs, labour for 10000 kshs l also had a loan from a certain NGO of 9000 kshs so l use the money to pay the remainig 10000 kshs l use to buy cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l was in a very dusty house and now am in a very neat nice house.
 
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 used to reconstruct my house which went down.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because at the moment it is earth. I'm also planning to invest the rest in livestock.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to make a better house because this one is weak and it can collapse anytime. I also plan to buy two bulls and an ox-plough that will aid in farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proud of owning a dairy Cow because it gives me a lot of milk for consumption.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of sufficient food that is enough to feed us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the afternoon because it is the time I enjoy lunch with my children as they share with me how their day has been.