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Esther's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My husband spent 37,000 KES to pay my brise price ( 3 cows and a goat); we bought 10 iron sheets at 7,000 KES and bought two sheep at 4,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My husband had not paid my bride price and it used to create some tension between our families. But since we got the transfers and my husband decided to pay my bride price we have had peace and love in our families and are able to concentrate on other development issues.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l bought a goat and goat . l also bought home clothes and shoes for the children .
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to build a home , l also plan that my husband to pay dowry and bought household items.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to extend our house and buy some livestock to keep
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having my family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I have a sickness where by hand swells and I can't do anything.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when am operating my charcoal business and I make a few cents