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Mary's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees for my son who was joining secondary school.I also built a toilet and bought maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my child was able to join secondary school with ease.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on paying school fees for my child.I also want to repair my toilet.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on expanding my house,repair and plaster it.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the first transfer to pay school fees for my son who is to join form one next year. I also plan to use part of the second transfer to renovate my house and expand it to accommodate my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proud of is that I have managed to build a house for my family being that my husband died before building a house for us. I am proud that I have strive so hard and managed it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is getting money to pay school fees for my children. It reached a point whereby I couldn't raise school fees for my eldest son and he had to drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am able to provide supper for my kids and we eat together as family.