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Jacklyne's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 iron sheets at 21,000 KES, one cow at 15,000 KES, paid 6,000 KES school fee for my son, used 2,000 KES to buy school uniforms for my four children, paid 3,000 KES then used the rest of the cash on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now very hopeful of producing milk for my family from my own cow.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used it to pay school fees and clear debts
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to construct a house, pay school fees and buy livestock
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my child who is in secondary school, I will buy iron sheets so that I can build my own house and the remaining transfer I will use to buy a cow and a sheep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have been able to plough my farm and I hope that my children will have food to eat when we harvest the crops.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is paying for house rent and school fees for my children is a difficult task as we don't have a stable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the market to sell some vegetables, I feel happy because I can have some cash that we can spend at home even when my husband comes in the evening without anything.