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Ruth's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid school fees 7000 KES, bought clothes for my children 3000 KES, started a kiosk business with 6000 KES,paid land deposit 10000 KES, television 17000 KES, aerial 1000 KES and a decoder 4000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having a business which gives me income to support my family.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 3,000 KES to pay my 4 children in primary school fee. I also invested the remaining portion in retail shop business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest the entire transfer in retail shop business I'm currently running.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying a portion of land where I can put up my own house because I feel confined in my father in law's compound and I also lack privacy.I will also boost my business inorder to make more profit.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that through my hardwork,I managed to save some money and built a bigger house compared to the previous one that was very small and squeezed and that I use to share with my spouse and five children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is how to get fresh drinking water because water scarcity is a very big issue in this area since the main source of water is very far away from the village and buying water daily from the vendors is also expensive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in evening when my children return home from school and I check their books to find out what they learnt.