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Celine's family
Celine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
29
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I rough cast the walls of my house (240000), bought a steel door (6000), 2 windows (5000), cement (6000) and paid labor charges (9000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now live in a decent house, have access to food and we live peacefully.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token payment to buy cushions for my chairs (4800) a mattress (3500) and food (1600)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming lump-sum payment to build a bigger house and buy a plough.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to construct a bigger house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy a cow. We also plan to spend the transfer to rent a piece of agricultural land where we can grow crops. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have been able to partly pay school fees for our children through sale of farm produce that we get from the harvest.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we don't have a stable source of income to support our big family. Sometimes we go without a meal a day.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am sowing seeds in the farm. I feel very happy because farming has been a source of livelihood to my family.