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Irine's family
Irine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
28
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent 10000 kshs to buy land, iron-sheets at 4500 kshs, table at 8000 kshs, solar 3600 kshs, wet-cell at 7200 kshs, l had a loan of 10000 kshs so l spent the transfer to pay the remaining a mount l spent to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has change because l am eating well.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3,000KES on buying 4 hens for keeping, and saved 7,000KES to add to another money and build a chicken house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to pay for a piece land next to my home to extend my compound, because the space is small. I also hope to buy ironsheet, and build an iron roofed house.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to build a new home and to buy livestock like goats.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is this far I have come in life. Through savings in merry go round groups I have been able to start a small business through which I sustain my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face as a family is lack of a sustainable income source.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening especially when I get some cash either from business or sent by my husband.