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Roseline's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the cash transfer to buy one cow in addition to cement that I used to plaster my house. On top of that, I also bought fishing nets that my husband uses to fish from the lake to date.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to buy building materials as l am planing to build a kitchen. I spent the transfer to buy cupboard for me to have a place where l can keep my utensils in a safe place. The remaining balance l spent to buy fishing net as my source of income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now have a stable source of income where I can now get my daily income
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to built a pit latrine and bought 5 bags of cement that I will use to renovate my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy because I was able to provider for my family.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is inability to buy food for my household due to lack of proper source of income. This would mean sleeping on empty stomachs and being malnourished.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the afternoon after doing some casual labor and getting paid for it. I would be able to buy some food for my household.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot of happiness and hope in my life. I believe that I shall be able to start a small scale business that will be of sustainable support to my household. I also hope to construct a better house that is spacious to accommodate my household.