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Margaret's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
door,bed and matress
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
gd has really helped
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4000 KES on a wooden door, 5000 KES on a bed and I paid my hospital bills using the remaining 1000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a semi-permanent house of 30 iron sheets with the whole of my token payment.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfer to construct a new house for myself and for my son. I also plan to use the transfer to buy oxen plough. This will be helpful to me during land cultivation.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to build a house however small it is. It wasn't an easy task because as a widow, I had to do it myself from the savings which I made from my little business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when I became sick and bedridden. I could not do farming that year and that made me become a victim of hunger. I had to depend on well wishers and neighbours for food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I manage to get profit out of my small business. This is because I know that I will get dinner for my family.