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Mary's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 23,000 KES school fee for my four children in primary ans secondary schools, i bought a gas cilinder and gas coocker at 13,000 KES, one wet cell at 9,000 KES. I then added some of my money to the rest of the cash and bouhgt 10 iron sheets at 6,500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to spend better part of school terms with my children at home due to school fee but no longer because I've payed better part of the fees.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I cleared a total of 8000 KES secondary school fees for my children and spent the remaining 2000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will clear school fees for my children then build a kitchen using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to pay tithe,pay school fees for our children and build a kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that we have taken our children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is paying school and getting capital to set up a business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are done with all our work and we are relaxing.