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Sela's family
Sela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I paid school fees for my daughter 32000 KES, timber for 12000 KES and added with some of my money to buy bed and mattress.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying a piece of land.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have reduced the burden of paying school fees and built a better house than what I lived in before receiving transfers.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend the transfer to a build house so l bought 30 iron-sheets at 21000 kshs, steel-door at 7000 kshs, 3 windows at 10500 kshs, poles at 8000 kshs, nails at 2000 kshs, labour 10000 kshs .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l had a very small house that could not accommodate me with my family but now l have a very comfortable spacious house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 9,000 KES to pay my daughter in high school fees. I also purchased family foodstuffs with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a larger house because my current house is small in size. I'm also planning to pay fee to my daughter in high school.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my daughter who dropped out of school due to lack of school fees. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy a parcel of land where I can build a home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to grow tomatoes that enabled me to pay school fees for one of my children up to college level.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have been sickling and this has lowered my productivity. I am the only bread winner for my family and its usually hard for us especially when am sick and bedridden.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the evening when I manage to get dinner for my family.