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Milka's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a piece of land with the entire transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having bought a piece of land where my children can settle in future.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used to get my stock on credit but this time I was able to pay on cash . I make doughnuts and supply to retail shops and therefore earn an income.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to fence my farm which is next to the lake, because hippos usually destroy our crops and the fence would prevent them.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the to fence my farm to provide security of my crops. Secondly l would wish to expand my business to generate more income to support my family. Finally l would like to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school and has fees problem.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to build rental houses though temporary which help us to generate income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of farming equipment to enable us do better farming to increase productivity.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when have got good sales from my mandazis knowing that I will get money to feed my family.