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Benter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
My husband used to do livestock business, but it collapsed due to lack of funds,so when I received my third transfer I gave my husband 20000 KES,to revive the business. The business is not doing well though, but we are surviving on it. The remaining amount I spent on building my house. I used to stay in a very squeezed house that could not accommodate me and my growing family. I now have a four roomed house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of transfer to buy iron sheets and other building materials because I need to build a bigger house which will be more comfortable, I also bought one sack of maize for my family's consumption, bought solar lighting system for us not to use kerosene anymore and also built a pit latrine.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life is different in that I have bought all the building materials and just waiting for last transfer to put up my house, my children can also dress like other children in the village not like before when they use to put on tattered clothes, i aslo dont have have to worry about money for kerosene but to switch on my solar for light and this makes me very happy.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase a sack on maize worth 3500 KES,bought 10 pieces of cushions plus their dressing at 4300 KES,uniform 1000 KES and finally paid school fees worth 1000KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to spent my second transfer to build a new house since the one we are in right now is very small 3 people have to spend in the kitchen and the remaining five family members have to spend in the small house.I also want to build a toilet since i have been using the neighbors toilet
 
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What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer starting a fish mongering business so that I may get a steady source of income to support me and my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is taking care of my children up to where they have reached with their life and education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living without a reliable source of income, because sometimes both me and my husband we fail to get work that can bring us money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in evening when I have received payment for the odd jobs that I sometimes do in the the village.