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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 9,750KES on buying 15 pieces of iron sheet, 30,000KES on buying 2 cows for keeping and 1,200KES on nails. I also spent 4,000KES on labour to extend my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was able to extend my house and now it is more spacious. I am also keeping cattle.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a goat (2500), blanket (3000), plates (600), thermos (500) and food (3300).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house and buy a cow with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend part of my transfer on school fees.I have a daughter who is in university and he owes the college a huge amount of money. I also plan to spend the remaining amount on house extension because my house is small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement has been being able to send my children to school after the death of my spouse. I managed to send them to school from the savings I earned from my farm produce.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life was when my children were sent away from school and they stayed home for a month because I could not afford to raise their school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is early morning when the environment is quite and the weather is cool and I'm able to go to the farm without much stress.