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Monica's family
Monica
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 bags of cement at 21,000 KES, wooden seats at 6,000 KES, a cow at 18,000 KES, then added some of my money to the rest of the cash and paid 12,000 KES labour charge.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer doing the floor and wall repairs all the time because my house is now cemented.
 
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 the transfer on buying sand 6000 KES and soil 4400 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on buying cement to plaster my house.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to expand my business to generate more income. Secondly l would wish to buy oxen to enable plough my farm. I would also like to to plaster my house to avoid frequent maintance which is very expensive. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to buy household items to improve the life of my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are we have struggled through farming and bought cows. Lastly we have also worked hard through farming and built a machine for grinding maize.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when having lunch with my children.