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Madgalener's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought seats for my house because before I had none then I bought three sheep to rear so that when they give birth they help me in the near future and then the rest I used in buying food this last transfer came in a time when there was drought and finding food was difficult and expensive.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to construct a two roomed kitchen. I paid 10,000 KES school fees for my son in secondary school. At least he is in school now. The drought has taken long so I also bought two bags of maize for my family consumption. Using 3000KES I paid for my hospital bills Incurred when I was sick. I bought food using the remaining amount.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that now I am well and able to do my daily duties.Without the money I am not sure if I could have been alive. My son is also in school. I am super happy.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent our first transfer on buying iron sheets for building a kitchen, maize and few utensils for cooking.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We are planning to spend our upcoming transfer on buying bull cows for ploughing our farms and paying school fees for our children in secondary school.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to buy four bulls to help in in ploughing our farm as well as to plough for other villagers to generate income. Our second plan is to use part of the money to expand our current house because it is smaller. Lastly, we intend to use the remaining amount to pay school fees for our child in secondary school and the other three in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Building this house is the achievement I am very proud of. We used to stay in a grass-thatched house that was leaking when it was raining, but now we have metal roof.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am having is paying school fees for our children since the income is not sufficient to cater for it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is in the evening when we are having supper together as a family.