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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
" I spent my third transfer on buying 2 donkeys which I use to transport goods to the market and earn a living,I also bought a dairy cow and finished building my house."
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
"My new goal is to is to work extra hard and expand my business this will enable to carter for my family daily upkeep and school fee for my children."
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
"My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I have a house that can accommodate me well with my visitors,a dairy cow that I'll milk and sell extra for my income and the business which also carter for my daily upkeep."
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on poles 10150 KES, a steel door 7000 KES, 4 windows 10000 KES, a seven seater sofa set 12000 KES, a donkey 10000 KES, i added 3000 KES and bought glasses for the windows and door.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
the biggest difference is that i live in a 3 roomed spacious house compared to my old small house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 10 iron sheets at 6,000 KES, four and half of nails at 2,000 KES, paid 560 KES school fee for my two children in Primary school, 1,400 KES deposit for wall poles
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to enroll my elder son who sat for his form four two years ago for a course then use the rest to extend my current house to be more spacious.
 
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access_time almost 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying fourteen iron sheets that I will use in building a bigger house for my family, I will spend part of the transfer on paying college fees for my son who had cleared high school last year, my land is very small so I will spend some part of the transfer on buying a piece of land that I will use in farming and the remaining amount I will spend on supporting my other children who are in primary school through buying books and paying school fees for them.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that when my husband died, he left me in a grass thatched house and I managed to do my business of fetching and selling firewood till I was able to raise cash that I used in buying iron sheets for my current house and part of the cash I have been using it in paying for my children's education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our land is experiencing drought and this at times forces us to walk for over 3 hours in search of water.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go out in the morning to fetch firewood and I manage to sell it at the local market. This makes me happy as this has been my main source of livelihood.