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Linet's family
Linet
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 10,000 KES school fee for my child, bought 15 iron sheets at 10,000 KES, one wooden bed at 5,000 KES, one mattress at 3,500 KES, one wooden chair at 3,000 KES, 16 wall poles at 2,400 KES, 7 kilograms of nails at 980 KES, three bags of cement at 2,250 KES, clothes for my children at 3,000 KES, one goat at 3,000 KES, put 3,000 KES aside to be using to travel to a hospital everyday for TB injection then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now able to visit the hospital everyday for injections that are now helping me to get better.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the token payment to build a latrine and pay school fee balance of 4000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy materials, extend my house and pay fees for my grandchil.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on school fees.I am also planning to construct a pit latrine since I don't have one.Lastly,I'm planning to spend the remaining portion on farming so that I may get enough food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was switching from grass thatched house to a metal roof house.I am proud because my spouse left me in a grass thatched house that was leaking but I managed to build a metal roof house through savings from my business and I don't have the stress of being rained on anymore.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I am suffering from tuberculosis and I have been on medication consistently for 8 months and I have even completed my dose but I have not seen any change and so I am stressed up because I cannot fend for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when all my children are around and we are able to have dinner together as we share stories.