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Caroline's family
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of the first lumpsum on plastering my house and used 2700 KES on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because my house is now free from dust hence no more jiggers.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on paying school fees ksh 5000, bought a goat ksh 2500 and spent balance on meals.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning on spending it on building my own house .
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy materials which will be used to build a better house for my family and also buy furniture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is running a business dealing with groceries, this business has really helped me because I have been able to buy a few goats and household items with money I saved.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I currently face is diminished income from my business this means my family can barely afford essential items like good, nutritious food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up because I have not meet anyone who could possibly annoy me.