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Jane
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
It was a sigh of relief after I spent my third transfer to build my decent spacious three roomed house since in my traditional custom when a marriage comes of age I have to move from my father - in -laws homestead as a sign of Independence and responsibility. I am thankful to Givedirectly for making this dream come true .
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to start a second hand business where I could earn an income and help my husband in taking care of our family, I also bought iron sheets which I will use later to build my house, bought a cupboard to keep my utensils, and bought a sheep.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to stay at home doing nothing and would fight with my husband over money but not anymore because I now have my own business and support my husband in taking care of our family and am very happy because there is joy, love and understanding between us everyday.
 
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 spent my first transfer to buy a sack of maize at 3,000 KES, school uniforms and shoes for my four children at 4,500 KES, one mattress at 1,000 KES, paid 1,000 KES school fee for the four children in primary school then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer to start a cereal and legume business then use the rest of it to buy a sheep or two.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer as capita for a cereals business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building the house we live in.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the sickness of my little baby. I need to take her to hospital but I don't have money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am suckling my little baby.