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Marikus's family
Marikus
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
76
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 40000 KES to extend my house and 10000 KES am spending to build a latrine.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having enlarged my small house and built a latrine which was a big challenge in my home.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3000 KES on school fees, 2400 KES on a sofa seat, 3000 KES on debt settlement and 1000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan on building a house, latrine and buying an ox
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am a shoe maker so I am planning to use the funds to expand my business, expand and cement my house so that my visitors have a place to sleep, construct a latrine because I don't have one.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of having my own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is poverty, lack of resources to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have food to eat.