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Catherine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to buy building materials as l am planning to build ironroofed house since l am staying in thatched house which is not comfortable being that it was leak when it is raining. The remaining balance l spent to buy fishing net that l am using to get my daily income.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on making a boat and buying fishing nets and hooks that my husband is using to fish. Using the remaining amount I spent on food and clothing for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that nowadays we enjoy all the profits. Unlike previously where we had to share all the profits with the owners and we could not lead a comfortable life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4200 KES from my first transfer on buying a sack of dry maize for my family's food. I then used 2500 KES to buy fishing nets. 2000 KES was then spent on cultivating my maize farm and the balance usedvto buyvother small food items for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so grateful the moment I received my money because I really needed money to buy food for my family.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The fish stock at the shore line where we fish has reduced tremendously. We cannot get further in to the lake because we lack proper equipment and our boats can easily capsize. Without fish to sell, we don't have money to feed our families. In addition, we don't get ample rainfall that can support farming. We have to buy maize and vegetables, which is expensive. Life has been expensive and difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
At night when I go to sleep, I don't have to worry about what I will eat. I'm happy because, all I do is rest.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will change my family's life very much. I will buy a motor boat to advance my fishing business. Secondly, my wife can start a small business to supplement our family income.