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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
49
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying two cows that I am rearing. I also bought iron sheets that I am planning to use to expand my current house which is so squeezed. The remaining I spent on catering for the funeral expenses I had.
 
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 my second transfer to do rice farming worth 15000 KES,I spent 7000 KES to plough a maize farm,i spent 12000 KES for funeral expenses of my late uncle,i spent 3500 KES to buy one sack of maize for my family consumption,one mattress at 3100 KES,I bought a suit for my husband and a dress for myself that cost me 5600 KES. I bought a bicycle worth 3500 KES. I have been using the rest to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My rice plantation is doing well and i know i will get a good harvest. My family livelihood has also changed for the best.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
We paid school fees of 6000 KES, bought chickens 1100 KES, table clothes 1200 KES and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will buy cows and repair my house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy a cow to help us in future. Secondly l would wish to buy two sheep for my family. l would also like to expand my house because my house is not spacious enough for my family. Finally l would like to open up a business to generate income to support my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled and bought one cow for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to buy food for family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when working in my farm.