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Caroline's family
Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
33
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of the first lumpsum in building a bigger house in my compound.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has really improved because I now have a bigger house in my compound hence I feel independent.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a matress @4,000KES, a sack of maize @2,400KES and paid 2,000KES to the school for my children.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house.
 
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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 buying a piece of land and thirty five iron sheets that we will use in building our new home. We will spend part of the transfer on paying my dowry, I will spend part of the transfer also on paying school fees for my children and the remaining amount we will use in buying a cow that we can keep for milk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we were able to buy two sheep and a goat using cash that my husband got from his casual job of working on other people's farm.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that we don't have a piece of land that we can use in planting crops hence we are forced to hire people's farms which is expensive for us to manage.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I prepare lunch for my kids and they find it ready during lunch break. This makes me happy as they will be going back to school on full stomach.