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Merciline'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 over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 32000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on 2 bulls that we used to pay my dowry, I gave 5000 KES as appreciation fees for my parents and I spent the remaining 12725 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now living peacefully since GD has enabled me cement my marriage and commit myself by paying my dowry and this is a big difference that can't go unmentioned in my daily life.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent the transfer to offset loan . l also bought food .
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l want to build a house. l also plan to pay school fees.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a bigger house because my current house is very small and I have many children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of building a house after my husband's death
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is poverty, not being able to provide daily meals for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up. It makes me happy to know that I am a live for my children.