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Sophia's family
Sophia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my house.I also bought a calf and paid a debt of 4,000 KES at Silk.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a goal of starting a clothes business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have a small and old house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum to soil (4500 KES) ballast (6500 KES) steel door(7500 KES) windows (3500 KES) and a cow (8500 KES) settled silk loan (2000 KES) and the rest I spent on household shopping.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have build a big house and feel comfortable.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
i spent 6,000KES on buying timber and nails for building an iron roofed house. I spent the rest of the money on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy oxen for ploughing my farm, and also complete building my iron roofed house that I had started building.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a new house, pay a loan I took from a local women group and to invest in farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of sustaing my family through farming and some small businesses which I run.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face now is that I am living positively, I need to be on special diet and I visit the hospital all the time. All this are expenses which are hard to keep up with.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to the farm.