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Caren's family
Caren
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
27
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I built a semi-permanent house of 3 rooms with the whole of my first lumpsum transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Initially, I lived in an old iron roof, that could pour water on us, making us terribly cold, affecting us with malaria. The biggest difference is that we are now living warmly and healthy in under the new roof.
 
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 spent the transfer on paying a debt of ksh 4000, mattress ksh 3000, clothes ksh 1000 and 2 chicken 1000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on building my own house.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to renovate my house, buy livestock mostly goats and to invest in any income generating activity.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is being there for my kids, in terms of education, clothing and shelter. I also make and sale rope for a living.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is financial instability.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I go to the market to sell rope