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Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30,000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees for my child.I also bought a set of chairs and 5 iron sheets.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my child is able to go to school through out the year without being sent home for school fees.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to purchase furniture. I also spent the rest of the transfer on family foodstuffs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay the whole years' school fees to my son in high school. I'm also planning to cement my house and fit the windows.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to use the transfer money to pay school fees and also buy furniture. We also plan to start a small business. We will use the remaining balance to buy food and household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that make me proud is that I have managed pay school fees for my child in high school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in my life is that my husband has neglected me at home with the children and he is not supportive. He currently stays in town with another woman. I really struggle as to make ends meet.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up alive with the mercy of the lord.