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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees for my children.I also bought 20 iron sheets,paid my medical bills and bought food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am healed now.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying uniform for my children,I ploughed with some money and bought two chicken.I also paid a loan of KES 3,000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on paying college fees for my child.I also want to buy maize and food for my family.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use part of the transfer to pay school fees for my child who is in college. I also plan to use part of that transfer to buy agricultural inputs and equipments.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that makes me proud is that I have managed to pay school fees for my grandchildren who are orphans.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have lost my close relatives I.e my husband, daughters and sons to cruel hand of death. This has affected me emotionally and it has been hard to accept the situation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am able to provide food for my children and grandchildren who are orphans.