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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
53
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on 30 bags of cement 22500 KES, sand 6000 KES, ballast 13000 KES, and paid labor charges for plastering my house 10000 KES. My spouse added 3000 KES to complete the whole work
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I am planning to work hard and improve my business of selling mandazi's as a source of income to support my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If i would never have received the transfer i would not have managed to expand my house. I now live comfortably in a big house that is well plastered and secure for my household. I am so happy and thankful to this initiative.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to build my house so l bought building materials at 21250 kshs, labor 12000 kshs, l also spent 24000 kshs in farming the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because l was staying in a very small house but now l am in a very spacious house that accommodates me with my family members, l am also eating well because l got enough harvest from the farm.
 
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?
l spent the transfer to buy furniture at 4000 kshs the remaining balance l spent in funeral program.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to build a spacious house.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to plaster my house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy household items like furniture. We also plan to spend the transfer to increase the capital base of my business so as to increase the profit margin.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have worked very hard and managed to buy cows and sheep.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we don't have a stable source of income to support our family. We sometimes spend the day without having a meal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am having dinner with my family.