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Margaret's family
Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
53
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on secondary school fees for my daughter (18000), a steel door (7000), iron sheets (13000), clothes (2200) and food (10000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am happy my daughter is sitting her final high school exams without fee areas. Food is not a problem to my household anymore i feel peaceful and happy i also have a big house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 5000 to pay school fees and 4900 to boost my business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning use my upcoming lump-sum payment to expand my house, buy household goods and a cow.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my child,I will also buy some cows to keep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I am taking my children and grandchildren to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is paying school fees for my children since am not employed.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am farming.