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Elizabeth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($499 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I did spend my cash transfer to buy a sofa set that costed 32500 KES inclusive of transport. I paid a school fees balance of 4000 KES. The remaining amount I spent to build my self a kitchen. It really helped me and my living standards have been elevated.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent on buying furniture (20000 KES) mkopa solar lamp(17750 KES) and build a kitchen with 11000 KES and spent the remaining on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My children are now doing homework comfortably since we are lighting with solar lamp and not paraffin. I also have a kitchen to keep my domestic animals and do not borrow seats when I have visitors. This is a big difference to me.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to pay secondary school fees (7000), and bought food (3000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house and pay school fees with my upcoming lump-sum payment .
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my children who are in secondary schools. The remaining transfers will be used to buy sand, cement, timber and nails which I will use to renovate my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having very hard doing odd jobs after the death of my spouse and by saving my earnings, I have been able to educate my children up to secondary school level in addition to building my current house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children who are in secondary schools. My income sources are limited and not reliable so sometimes I default on paying their school fees and they get sent home from school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. I usually feel happy because I know that at the end of the day day after work I will be able to get some food for my children.