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Jane's family
Jane
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
52
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on buying building materials(! steel window,3 steel windows and iron sheets).I also spent some money in my daughter's husband funeral.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have windows in my 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 had a funeral and bought food for visitors. I also bought two chicken.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I would like to complete my house and buy a cow for ploughing.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on renovating my house, to pay school fees for my child and buy furniture for my house. I am planning to buy a cow that I can use in ploughing my farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of I was able to use income from my to build a house that I am currently staying in.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am facing in my life is that the income I get from my farm is not adequate to sustain our family in terms of food and school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the market to sell maize in the morning so that I can get cash to sustain my family.