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Ernestina's family
Ernestina
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent 32,000 KES of my second transfer on buying a set of chairs.I also paid school fees of 10,000 KES and added capital of 6,000 KES to my stone business.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of plastering my house.
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 a spacious house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 9750 KES of my first lumpsum payment on 15 iron sheets, 9600 KES on timber, 3500 KES on nails, 12000 KES on a steel door. I transported the building materials using 5000 KES, I paid 7000 KES labor charge and I spent the remaining 3150 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am currently staying in a more secure house. My door is now robust made of steel something that has hindered frequent theft I used to experience in the past before I received transfers from GD and this is the biggest difference in my life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5,000KES on ploughing my farm, 2,500KES on buying a matress and spent the remaining 2,500KES on household expenditure.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet and timber, and extend my house because it is currently very small and uncomfortable.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to buy seeds and fertilizer for agriculture. I also plan to spend the transfer to expand my house. I also plan to spend the transfer to clear school fee balance for my child. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy furniture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have manage to build a house for my son.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when my husband died and we could not afford deliver in theroad.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I go for choir training.