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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of the first lumpsum in paying dowry and used 20000 KES to pay school fee for my child.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am at peace because my child is going on with education since I managed to clear school fee.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 7000 KES school fees for my 2 children, I spent 1500 KES on a goat and the remaining 1500 KES on a sack of maize, that is how I spent my token payment.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to extend my main house and build for my son with the whole of this upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to build a bigger house,a cattle shed and pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that through farming I have been able to send my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is farming since we have no farming materials. We only use our hands.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am farming.