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Valerie
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
23
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 17000 KES of my first lumpsum payment on 2 cows, 25000 KES on 26 iron sheets and I paid for labor fees using the remaining 8000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a one room house with no privacy but since I received transfers from GD, I have managed to build a 3 room house that has improved my privacy.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a new mattress with a portion of the transfer because the one I had was too old. I also purchased cooking utensils with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to enlarge my house because the current one is too small in size. I'm also planning to build a pit latrine with the remaining portion of the transfer.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to build our own home and buy household items
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that trough our farming we were able to build the house that we are in now
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was seeing my wife being operated when having our children and she was very weak.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when we are together as a family