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Mercy's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend 20000 kshs to buy sewing-machine, the remaining 29000 kshs l use to buy welding-machine.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has change because l have started doing my work that l was train for as a tailor so l am get my daily income from this my work.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 15 pieces of iron sheets which I'll use to enlarge my house. I also settled some debts with remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy a tailoring machine with a portion of the transfer since I'm a trained tailor. I'm also planning to enlarge my house because my current house is too small.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy an embroidery sewing machine. I am trained but have never had a chance to put my skills to practice. I also plan to build a new house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of the course i took on embroidery. I feel proud because it's my passion and I am skilled. Although I have never had a chance to put my skills to practice.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face now is lack of a sustainable income source.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up healthy. I feel happy because God has allowed me to see another day.