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Mary's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($472 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to plaster my house since this is the best way to maintain it and keep it clean from dust which is very harmful to our health. I also spent the transfer to buy furniture being that l did not have proper furniture to sit on. The remaining balance l spent to buy dairy cow for my future use as l will not spend the money to buy milk from my neighbors in future.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer on roofing my house and the kitchen with new iron sheets and invested part of the money in a shop business since I managed to construct a kiosk with the first transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I managed to put new roofs in the kitchen and the main house .Nowardays, I don't worry when it rains since before this new change,I could cover the household items with a large polythene sheet because of the leaking roof.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to build an iron roofed kiosk at 8,000 KES, paid 340 KES school fee for my child in primary school, bought 40 kilograms of maize at 1,200 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer to replace the roof of current house with a new one, cement its floor then use the rest to expand on my kiosk and sewing business..
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on timber and iron sheets to build a kiosk where I can open a dress making business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is buying a sewing machine using money I borrowed from a local self-help group.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living with a chest problem that doesn't allow me to do a lot of physical work, and I don't have enough money to seek proper treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am mending or making clothes for my customers in the village.