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Mercy's family
Mercy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
26
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought cement, paid labour, and fenced my compound with a barbed wire that my brother in law had given me.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy cement and sand, and cement the floor and walls of my house to finish it and make it look more presentable.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, cement and lime which I will use to plaster my house. I will also buy two oxen and a ploughing machine with the other transfers, if there are any funds remaining I plan to start another small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having started a small business selling groceries and the profits I gained enabled me to buy household items like chairs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy some oxen and a ploughing machine which I can use when I am tilling my farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up, this is because the Lord has blessed me and my family and we can all praise him.