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Ruth'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 paid 30000 KES deposit for 2 acre piece of land, I spent 10000 KES on a sofa set and the remaining 10000 KES on 15 iron sheets. That is how I spent my first lumpsum transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now sleeping more comfortably on a high density mattress as opposed to before when I used to sleep on a hard mat that could make me suffer from frequent backaches.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 2,300 KES to buy two pieces of blankets for my family. Used 3,500 KES to buy myself a matress. I was sleeping on some old clothes. Paid 2,000 KES fee to my two children in primary school. I also purchased grains for family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy a parcel of land where I'll establish my own home. I've been detered from using my father in-law's land after the demise of spouse.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to built my own house in my own compound and buy some household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I built the house I am in and bought the few furniture in it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of land for farming since we are squeezed in one area.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am farming