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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Shopkeeper
faceAge:
31
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on adding capital to my food business.I also paid a debt of 20,000 KES I had in Silk.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of starting a salon business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend 12000 kshs to buy furniture , l aslo bought two cow at 20000 kshs , l spend 10000 kshs to pay school fees, the rest l use to improve my business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l was the talk of the day in the village that am sitting down but GD has made me proud l site on the chair.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used it to pay school fees, clear debts and hospital bills
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to purchase livestock and pay school fees
 
Enrolled
access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children, we plan to invest part of the transfer in our shop so that it can expand and we also plan to buy clothes for our children. I also plan to buy furniture for our house and buy a cow f
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that we have managed to build our home .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is in terms of getting school fees for my children who are large in number.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I open my shop in the afternoon to prepare French fries so that I can sell in the market.