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Milka's family
Milka
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
40
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($480 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
My transfer helped me facilitate the funeral program of my late husband. This costed me around 15,000 KES and later on paid school fees for my children that was worth 20,000 KES and the remaining amount I spent on household expenses.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a kitchen because I had a leaking grass thatched house.I also paid school fees for my children,bought a cow and maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a leak free kitchen.
 
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 spent my first transfer on paying school fees with 6000 KES, bought 1 goat at 2600 KES and bought food with 1400 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fees, buying a cow and do farming
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to spend our transfer on paying school fees for our two children in secondary school,the son is in form three and the daughter is in form one,we will also buy two bulls to help with ploughing. We use the little money we have to pay for ploughing services from our neighbors and this will help us use that money in other needs.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having educated our children through primary school and are currently in secondary school,even though they are always on fees arrears we are happy for the far we've come.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we've faced and still face today is on payment of school fees for our children in secondary school.We depend fully on farming to make ends meet but in some cases the farm does not produce extra that we can sell to get some money for the fees settlement.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my farm.I grow vegetables like kales,tomatoes and other foods like rice and maize which have been our greatest source of livelihood and income.I find joy when weeding to ensure the plants grow well and healthy.