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Lorna's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 20 bags of cement at 14,800 KES,sand at 14,000 KES.I also bought 2 sheep at 6,000 KES,started a clothes business with 5,000 KES,paid school fees and bought uniform for my children.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying a water tank for fetching rain water.
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 an income from my business hence I can meet my daily needs.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I topped up some money and built a large iron roofed house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I never imagined I would ever live in such a house given my low economic status. The new house is spacious and suitable for my family.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying timber for building and paying for labour (I used my old iron sheets).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building a bricked iron roofed house.
access_time almost 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to take our children to a better school,and buy a motor bike of my own.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement was being blessed with children and for being alive and healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It was when my sister died and left us with her children which has been a big burden.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It's when we are able to take care of our daily needs