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Christine's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my first transfer to pay school fees (20000), bought a mattress and cushions (10000), a cow (10000), weeding (5000), a bag of maize (3000) and food (2000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I had chairs but no cushions so i managed to buy and now my chairs are very comfortable. My mattress was old and very uncomfortable but now i sleep comfortably on my new mattress and access to food is not a hustle anymore because i have a stock of maize.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2,900KES on buying seeds for planting and paid for labour. I also paid 5,000KES debt used for shopping for my child who was joining form 1.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to pay 10,000KES on paying school fees for my child in secondary school, and buy a matress and utensils. I also plan to increase stock for my cereal and legume selling business. I also wish to construct a fish pond.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy some livestock and pay school fees for son who is joining high school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement was being able to depend on myself after loosing my husband.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I have a big problem of paying school fees for my children. My son has been unwell and he is yet to receive proper treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am resting after a long day of work.