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Esther's family
Esther
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
41
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
We bought 20 bags of cement at 14,000 KES, had a lorry bring sand at 6,000 KES and bricks at 15,000 KES in readiness for construction of our house. I spent 2,000 KES on farming expenses and the rest of the money is yet to be used.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Though my house is not complete yet, it is going to be the biggest difference in my life since I will move into a bigger and better house which will have enough space for my family and our belongings and it is going to be safe.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I added some money and constructed a kitchen.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a permanent house with bricks because my children are of age, my son has a wife already and I desire that when my in-laws come visiting they should find me in a good house. I also want to use my transfer on something that is tangible that I can see for the rest of my life and so a house for me is the best option.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have made my home beautiful that when people visit they appreciate my effort.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is marital conflict arising from infidelity. I have been assaulted a number of times by my husband and he has infected me with HIV.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am with my friends exchanging ideas. That makes me forget my problems.