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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
41
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought two steel doors at 11,000 KES and 4 windows at 12,000 KES to put in my house. I also bought 3 rolls of barbed wire for 10,000 KES and sent the rest of the transfer to my spouse to buy other construction materials.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
After my house is complete, I will not have to constantly do repairs on the walls and it is now well ventilated since I bought the windows and the doors.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a better part of the transfer to medicate my self. I received the money when I was absolutely sick. I also bought a she-goat with the remaining amout.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to fence my home with barbed wire. This will enhance security to my family and all that within my compound. I'm also planning to furnish my home with the remaining amount.
 
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What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to boost my poultry keeping business. I also plan to spend the transfer to fence my home so as to prevent any destruction by animals or man. I also plan to spend the transfer to build a kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have worked hard and started a poultry keeping venture which has benefited my family through the income that we get from the business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when all my poultry died because I couldn't manage to vaccinate them. I made a huge loss and I was sad about it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am feeding my poultry. I feel happy because its one way by which I get my income.