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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
29
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 23000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on a cow, 15000 KES on a sofa set, 2500 KES on a steel window, 6500 KES on a table and the remaining 3000 KES on clothing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD enabled me buy a cow that generates for us milk that we sell and drink. I am now able to feed my family well from milk which is both a source of protein and income hence improvement in our living standards.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a steel door (8000) and a window (1500).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy chairs, cows and oxen with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to buy windows and fit in our house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls and oxen plough which will help us during ploughing. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have been able to expand the size of our house. We used to stay in a very small house in the past but after saving some money, we were able to build a bigger house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced is that we don't have a stable source of income. This has made life to be hard at times.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when am cleaning my compound.