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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
53
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the third transfer to plaster my floor because it was in a bad state and repairing it every time was also hectic. I also fixed steel windows which are more presentable compared to the metal ones I had previously.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy 1ton sand for 12000 KES, 16 bags of cement for 11200 KES, 2 steel windows for 4500 KES, also paid hospital bill for 7500 KES and the remaining 7000 KES i spent on daily household expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the better house i have now which is clean and neat as i do mop the rooms daily.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7,000KES on buying 2 iron windows, and bought a blanket @2,000KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy cement and sand, and cement the floor of my house to finish. I also plan to buy a cow.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on food, one dairy cow, and school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest taking care of my children up to where they are now.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money to enroll my child in secondary school. The child completed primary school last year, but has yet to join form one due to lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I have just woken up. Waking up alone is itself enough reason for me to be happy.