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Isabela's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 11000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on a bull, 6000 KES on 2 sacks of maize, and I plastered my main house with sand and cement with the remaining 33000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am affording meals and eating with a lot of ease; I am now able to take 3 meals a day, which has improved my health, the biggest difference in my daily life.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on purchase of new seat cushions for 4,000 KES, dry maize for 3,000 KES, utensils and assorted food for 3,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on plastering the inner walls of my current house, buying a cow and if there is a balance I will plaster the outer walls of my house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy some livestock
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have lived for long
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I have no one to support me and no source of income
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part is that I have my grand children