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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the transfer on paying school fees ksh 23000,bought 13 iron sheets ksh 7800, poles ksh 8600, 1 sheep ksh 1800, labor ksh 2500 and used balance on meals.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference i have seen is that i now own my own livestock and kitchen .
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to pay my daughter in high school fees. I also built a cow shade with the remaining portion.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay school fees to my daughter in secondary school. I'm also planning to buy a cow with a portion of the remaining amount while the rest I'll invest in stone chipping business.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to build a kitchen since I don't have one. I would also like to spend some amount on school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say that owning a decent house has been my proudest achievement because in the past,I used to stay in a grass thatched house that was leaking.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I would say that raising school fees has been my biggest difficulty because I cannot send my children to school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening because this is the time I'm able to relax my mind after working hard throughout the day.