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Jane's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a mattress 4,700 KES, sofa-set 7,500 KES, uniform and stationary 10,000 KES, paid farm workers 4,000 KES, 3 sacs of maize 7,500 KES, gave my husband 5,000 KES, bought clothes 4,000 KES and bought food with the balance.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a bed, I can sleep and dream like the rich people do and my child can also go to school.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought school uniforms 2000 KES, school fees 3000 KES, one sack of maize 3000 KES and bought a sheep with 2000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a piece of land and pay school fees for my child.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy basic necessities for my family like food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a casual worker for many years and after diligently saving my earnings for a while I was able to buy a goat.
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 for myself, this means that my family often eats one meal in a day.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I have finished all my tasks in the farm. I usually relax and prepare lunch for my family and as they eat we often chat, this really makes me very happy.