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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
66
homeHousehold Size:
1
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought two goats 9000 KES, iron sheets for 1400 KES, paid school fees 5000 KES and still saving 30000 KES for buying a calf.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have new goals of cementing my house and buying a cow which I did not have before receiving transfers.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference is that I am currently happy and peaceful because I have bought bed and bedding, furniture,cattle and other things I have been missing.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying chairs ksh 11500, mattress ksh 3000,3 goats ksh 8000, 2 sacks of maize ksh 6000 and keeping ksh 21500 for savings .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that now i am able to feed well and stay in a comfortable way of life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a goat, table, and chairs. I also purchased family foodstuffs with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because it get dusty very quickly even after sweeping. I'm planning to build a pit latrine because currently I answer my calls of nature in the bush which is very risky since one can get a bit from roaming snake.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy materials to be used to enlarge my house, build an external kitchen and a chicken coop for my chickens. The rest of the transfers I will use to buy some livestock to rear.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I saved my earnings from work that I did at the lake and managed to buy four goats that I rear.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face currently is that I am getting old and working for money is no longer easy, so most of the time I usually cannot afford basic commodities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening, this is because I usually visit my neighbors and we chat and laugh together.