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Agnes's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 10 iron sheets at 6,500KES, wall poles and nails at 3,500KES, one still door at 7,000KES, three still windows at 8,500KES, 16 window panes at 1,480KES, paid 2,280KES labor charge, bought gravel at 2,000KES, paint at 250KES, one sheep at 1,500KES. Am still having about 10,000KES, and I used some amount on daily up keep in my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now leading a happy life full of satisfaction now that am dressing and eating well .
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to enlarge my house because my former house was too small. I also purchased foodstuffs with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest a portion of the transfer in livestock. I'm also planning to furnish my house with the remaining amount.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer in repairing my house which was damaged by a tree that fell on it during heavy rains, I plan to rent a farm with part of the transfer so that I can plant crops for our consumption and sale. I also plan to take my grands
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that my husband died when my children were still young and I struggled to raise them as a widow without the assistance of anyone.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that in our village we experience drought and accessing water is a very big problem as we have to walk long distance in search of water. This is made worse by hunger due to harsh environment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning, I pray to God and go to my farm to till it and pray that I may harvest something.