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Susan's family
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Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
We spent 22,000KES on buying cement, sand and paying for labour, and cemented the walls and floor of my house to finish. I spent 15,000KES on medical expenses for my husband.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was able to meet medical expenses, it would have been difficult
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to built a pit latine.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because at the moment its earth. I'm also planning to buy some goats with the remaining portion.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a pit latrine, buy two cows to rear in order to get milk and finally I will buy cement, timber and nails which will be used to repair my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having joined a table banking group where I saved money I got from selling sisal ropes and eventually I used the savings to buy a cow and two sheep.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income, my spouse is sick and we do not have money to pay for his health care, so he might succumb to the illness.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after finishing my daily chores. I then relax with my spouse as we have our supper and this makes me very happy.