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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying 2 cows.I also added capital to my business.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of expanding my business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have cows which is an investment to me.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of the first lumpsum in building a house, used 5000 KES and I still have 2000 KES with me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because previously I had a leaking house but now I have a new descent house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent the transfer to pay school fees of 5000 kshs to my child in secondary school, l also spent 2600 kshs to buy 1 sack of maize the remaining balance l spent to buy food in the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to build a new house since the one l have is leaking.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my children and expand my business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have educated my children and built the house I am in.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is paying school fees since I don't have a job.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am sited with my grandchildren telling stories.