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Catherine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought maize 2900 KES, bought food and clothes for 3000 KES. I m still saving 35000 KES for school fees.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have new goals of buying a piece of land and fencing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have not starved because I had money for food unlike before. I have also been able to pay my hospital bills which has been a major challenge to me.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend the money to buy land worth 30000 kshs, l also bought mattress at 3300 kshs, bed sheet at 1600 kshs l also bought a sack of maize at 2000 kshs, the rest of the money l use for medication.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that l have land of my own.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 3,000KES for school fees for my child, 5,000KES on medical expenses and the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to rent a piece of land for cultivation so that I may produce food for the family. I hope to buy ironsheet and build an iron roofed house.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to construct a new house. I also plan to spend the transfer on fencing my farm to prevent destruction of crops by animals. I also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my children in college.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to pay school fees for two of my children up to college level.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have been sickling since my husband passed away. This has lowered my productivity because sometimes I get bedridden and therefore I can't get enough income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the morning especially on Sabbath day when I go to church. I feel very happy because I get a lot of comfort from the Church.