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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 20 iron sheets 12,600 KES, nails at 260 KES, 55 wall and roofing poles 12,450 KES, paid 3,500 KES transportation, 11,500 KES labour charge, 800 KES on food for the workers, bought solar lamp at 3,000 KES then one roll of barbed wire at 4,500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am feeling because my house is now very spacious.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying 5 iron sheets.I also bought maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building an iron roofed house.I also want to buy a cow.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to build a new house because my house is very small and can not comfortably accommodate my family. Secondly l would wish to build a house for my children to sleep in. Lastly I would like to buy a cow for milking.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to buy a fence though I have not manged to fence my compound because of lack of money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when working in my tomatoes farm.