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Margaret's family
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying college fees to my child.I also painted my main house and kitchen,bought 2 sacks of maize,a door,solar and bought food for my household.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying a water tank.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have chairs to sit on everyday.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 18 iron sheets at 9,000 KES, roofing poles and nails at 8,000 KES, wall poles at 3,000 KES, one wooden door at 3,800 KES, paid 3,000 KES labor charge, two sacks of maize at 6,000 KES, paid 5,500 KES school fee for my child, used 2,200 KES to buy clothes, bought utensils at 3,900 KES then used the rest on food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer going to work for people to get cash for food.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used it to buy a mattress, blankets, utencils and food
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to repair my house, build a kitchen and pay school fees
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to expand my house to accommodate my visitors since it is very small. secondly I would like to plaster my house to avoid frequent maintance of the house which is very expensive. Finally l would like to pay school
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to educate my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of source of income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon when having lunch together with my family.