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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($479 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the last cash transfer to invest in rice plantation business. This business has helped me a lot in paying school fees for my children because I generate profit from the business and I then use the profit to pay fees for my children.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I enrolled my daughter in form 1 with the whole of it. I anticipate that she will be able to help us out of poverty once she acquire education and employment.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a big difference in my daily life. I used my first transfer to start commercial vegetable farming that has been earning me handsomely since then. The farm cater for my basic needs.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the entire first transfer on cultivating vegetables for selling, and bought maize for household consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to spend the next transfer on buying Iron sheet, timber and nails, pay for labour and build an iron roofed house for my family.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to invest our transfer on farming by paying for labour, buying seeds for planting and hiring a water pump machine for irrigation, lastly we intend to build a new house since the current one is small and Squeezed for our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having gotten good money from vegetables farming which we used to pay school fees for our first born child who was joining form one last year.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been on paying school fees for our child in secondary school. The vegetables farming which we rely on takes time before it can be sold for profit.During this time our child is always sent back home due to fees arrears.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my vegetables.I grow Kales,tomatoes and other natural vegetables which have been my greatest source of income.