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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time over 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on building a kitchen and paid fees and medical bills for my daughter.I also bought a cow,bed and a mattress.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my daughter is alive because of the operation she underwent.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent the transfer to buy food , l paid 3000 for debt that l had , l also use the transfer for medication.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to plaster my house , l also plan to buy household items.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying furniture for my house, I will buy a cow that I can use to plough my farm and build a toilet for my family. I am also planning to buy food that I can consume in my house as I had not planted crops during this p
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I was able to buy a dairy cow with the money I got from the sale of the crops that I had harvested.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is in terms of inadequate food as at times I am forced to go a day without a meal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning to plough it having in mind that I will have some food to feed my family.