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Milka's family
Milka
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($478 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to pay school fees for my children who were in secondary school because I wanted to clear their fee arrears.I also bought maize for family consumption.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to build for my son house since he was sleeping at his grandmother's house and the remaining balance l spent to buy dairy cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that l no long spent money to buy milk from the neighbours and at the same time l sell this milk to the community to get my daily income. My son also now has a place to spend his night.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer to lease a farm for 2000 KES, 1000 KES i spent to buy potatoes seedlings, 1000 KES i spent to weed the farm, 2500 KES i spent to buy 90 kg of corn for family consumption, 1500 KES i spent to buy a travelling bag and 1500 KES i spent to buy school sweater for my children.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy music system and a television set and i will also build a better house with my upcoming transfer.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to lease a piece of land where we can grow sweet potatoes and maize which we later sell in various markets.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having been a successful farmer. The proceeds from the sale of my crops have enabled me to build a better house for my family and also purchase some oxen and a dairy cow.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy farm inputs like seeds and fertiliser, the planting season is almost over and if we cannot get finances to purchase the inputs, our farm will have to lie fallow thereby depriving us of a source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and thank the Lord for blessing me and my family. It makes me very happy to be able to praise and worship my Lord.