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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the first lumpsum to pay school fees (30000 KES) and a solar lump (45000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that I now have solar lump for lighting and charging my phone. I have also paid school fees to my child in college.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent a portion of the transfer on farming activities. I also purchased family foodstuffs with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay my daughter in collage fee. I'm also planning to invest the remaining amount in livestock.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to spend a portion of my transfer on school fees. I would also like to purchase two bulls and an ox-plough that will aid in farming. Lastly, I stay some few kilometers away from the main source of water hence I would like to buy a donkey that will help me transport water from the source to my compound.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say owning an iron roofed house is my proudest achievement because I used to stay in a grass thatched house before.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been to raise school fees because I'm jobless.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning while working in my farm because it gives me hopes of getting a good harvest.