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Pamela's family
Pamela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
39
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my house.I also want to add capital to my business.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying a water tank.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I cleared my son's college fees and is soon finishing.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees for my children.I also bought a cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have peace of mind because I paid school fees.
 
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 paid 10000KES for school fees for my child who was joining secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees for my two children in secondary school and in college. I also plan to buy oxen for ploughing my farm.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 7 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to build a pit latrine since we do not have any latrine . Secondly l would wish to use part of the money to pay school fees for my daughter who is in college and my daughter who is joining form one next year. Final
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are that l have struggled to take my children to shool and also educated my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is finding school fees for my children since l do not have have proper source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening after selling fish and getting some profit to support my family.