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Penina's family
Penina
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
63
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of the first lumpsum in plastering my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved a lot, I no longer have back ache because I managed to buy a new mattress so I sleep comfortably. My home is shinning because I managed to plaster my house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought second hand clothes for selling at 7,000KES and then used 3,000KES to go for hospital check up and to buy drugs for pressure.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to give 11,000KES to my grandson who is in college and is an orphan, go for waist x-ray and kidney check up then buy second hand clothes for selling.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy cement, sand and pay a construction worker to plaster my house. The rest of the transfers will be used to buy some maize which will be consumed by my grandchildren. Finally I will use the remaining transfers to buy some medicine for my high blood pressure.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having established a business selling second hand clothing, the business enabled me to educate my children and even when they passed away I am still able to take care of their grandchildren.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is ill health, my blood pressure is very high and I have to constantly take very expensive medicines, I am afraid that if I am unable to afford the medicines in future I might even die.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and pray to the Lord for blessing me and granting me life.