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Millicent's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
From my third transfer, I spent 7,600 KES to buy iron sheets, bought building nails at 1,380 KES, spent 200 KES on transportation, bought building poles at 3,000 KES, spent 3,500 KES to pay laborers building my house, bought 1 bull at 15,000 KES, bought a steel door at 7,000 KES, bought half a sack of maize at 1,200 KES and the remaining 7,000 KES I spent on food and other household expenditures.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is buy a motorcycle for business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I now live in a bigger house, I have a separate kitchen, have livestock and I also have a charcoal selling business.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 25,000KES on buying iron sheet, timber, and nails, and build an iron roofed house for my family. i also paid 10,000KES school fees for my child in secondary school, and used 10,000KES as capital to start a business in selling charcoal, legumes and cereals.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Eeh, you people have really helped me. Iam widowed and have been living in a very bad house, but now we are comfortable and I also have a source of income.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid secondary school fees for my son with 8000 KES of my token payment and I spent the remaining 2000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will clear school fees balance for my son and open a general shop with this my upcoming lumpsum transfer.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend part of it on school fees and also part of it to open a small kiosk where I can sell vegetables and fruits.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say,my proudest achievement is educating my son beyond primary level with the little I'm earning from casual jobs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is how to ensure that I have a sustainable source of income in life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I have enough money to buy foodstuffs for my children.