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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Sugarcane being our main cash crop together with my husband we decided to invest more on farming with our third transfer.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on sugarcane cultivation from tilling, farrowing buying farm inputs and fertilizers and finally planting so as to get income, from selling the canes, to feed and provide for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the ability to cultivate sugarcane which I wouldn't manage without this transfer
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first trasfer on buying chairs and took the remaining to my small business
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on farming and building a new kitchen
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to grow sugar cane. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to buy a dairy cow, that would provide us with milk for family use, and sell surplus for family income. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to buy furniture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having bought a water pump, that we use to irrigate our farm where we plant trees, to sell in future for income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, paying school levies for our three children in a private primary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening, when I am selling my commodities to the customers, with expectations of earning some income for my family.