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Lilly's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of the first lumpsum in paying school fee, bought iron sheets at a cost of 10000 KES and used the other 10000 KES in opening a business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because now I have a reliable source of income from the business I opened.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent the whole amount to buy 3 goats.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to clear university fees for my son.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend a portion on school fees because my children are still learning.I am also planning to plaster my house especially the exterior part of it to prevent the soil from being washed away by rain.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of owning a house that protects me from all odds and also being able to send my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I have a swollen leg that tends to be painful when I'm walking and I have not been in a position to raise money to seek treatment because I don't have a proper source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening because it is the time I relax my mind after a stressful day's work as I tune in to my local radio station.