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Nancy's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 15,000KES school fee to my daughter in high school, repaired my fishing boat at 18,000KES, bought a cow at 12,000KES. Am still having 5,000KES in my Mpesa account.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now able to use solar lamps without thinking about paraffin and children are also able to attend all the lesson without being disturbed of fee issues.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent on my daughter's school fees and requirements. I spent the remaining amount on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay my daughter's school fees. I also want to cement my floor, buy a cow and start a fishmongering business.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees for my eldest child who is to join form one, she is even late because she was to join by January. The rest I will use to pay school fees for the other children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is the livestock I own. Mostly I have sheep and cattle. Whenever I have a pressing problem I sale this at a profit. I am proud because I bought this out my savings from my casual jobs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of a sustainable income source. In this economy everything you do requires money and at the same time it's so scarce.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when i get paid for a long day's work.