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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Tailoring
faceAge:
39
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 20 bags of cement at 18,000 KES, two lorries of sand at 14,000 KES, am still having 13,000 KES in my Mpesa account, used 5,000KES on school for my son.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
AM now very hopeful in life because my children are not missing classes due fee.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying 2 Lorries of sand for building a brick house. I spent 3,000KEs, for a small shopping for my two children who joined form one this year.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on buying cement, bricks and ballast. I will also pay school fees for my two children in secondary school.
 
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access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have a small house so am planning to bring it down and construct a new one Am planning to enroll my two children to high school who just completed the primary level An also planning to extend my tailoring business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement are my children they can go to School and get something to eat when they come back and at the same time when they are of good health.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been my mother in law who has been unwell whom I have really walked with in different hospitals but all in vain it really brings me down because she has been my source of strength even at family level.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day are my mornings when I wake up head to the center where I do my business and find my things are safe were not stolen that really gives me the energy to keep moving on because the security around our area is not that good