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Caren'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 almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my children.I also bought chairs,a mattress,uniform and shoes for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a lot of chairs in my house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid secondary school fees for my sons using 5000 KES of my token payment then I spent 2400 KES on 6 cushions and the remaining 2600 KES on a mattress.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to plaster my main house with cement and sand, buy some sofa sets and clear school fees for my children with my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to use the transfer to pay school fees for four of our children who are currently in high school. We also plan to start a small business involving selling of fish. This will boost our household income thereby improving our lives.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that we are proud of is that we have managed to pay school fees for some of our kids.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced is inadequate food and other basic needs to support the big family that we have. So we have always been hit by hunger. We have fourteen children that we support.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is in the evening if we manage to get food for the family.