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Sarah's family
Sarah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
54
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 25,000KES on paying school fees for my child in secondary school, and 20,000KES on paying school fees for my grandchildren, and 3,200KES on maize for consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am glad that I do not worry about school fees arrears anymore.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought two bags of maize (7400) and paid fee (2000) and food (500).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a house, pay fees and buy clothing for my children and the orphans i am taking care of.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my children, I have four children in secondary school, one child in the university and another one in a polytechnic college, they all need fees and these transfers will really assist me.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is being able to feed my family and educating them up to various levels of schooling, this has been possible only because I am a good farmer and whenever I sell my produce I usually save the profits.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to cater for my family's basic needs, my dependants are many and my income is not sufficient to cater for all their needs, this often means that quite a few of them are sent home from school due to lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and I am able to prepare breakfast for my children. It makes me very happy to be able to send my children off to school when they are satisfied.