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Mary's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 18 bags of cement at 13,500 KES, a steel door at 7,000 KES, 4 windows at 17,000 KES, sand at 10,000 KES and paid for labour at 7,500 KES. ( Added part of her own money)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been able to plaster my walls and floor and therefore strengthened the walls of my house and am now assured of my safety and that of my belongings.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a goat at 2,000 KES. I also invested the rest in cereal business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement the walls of my house because it is earth. I have a plan of buying and fixing metallic door and window panes.I'm also planning to buy some goats with the remaining amount.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy some goats with the first transfer,then I will build a bigger house and expand my business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have managed to take my children to school and they have all moved to there houses,which am proud of.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that my body is not well,I keep having pains all the time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am praying,since I feel at piece.