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Margaret's family
Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
61
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30,000 KES to pay school fees (secondary school), bought sand at 14,000 KES and medical expenses cost me 2,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been able to comfortably send my children to school by paying school fees for them and am now relieved of any stress of just staying at home with them. I have also been able to increase my farm output due to the money I got to buy seeds and plough a large area.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Used 4000 KES to pay school fees, 5,000 KES on farming and 800 KES for buying bean seeds for planting.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the next transfer on cementing my house and paying school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to offset my debts, buy foodstuffs, pay school fee, purchase sand and cement to improve my dwelling, hire labor for quarry mining and use the remaining balance to buy a bull for ploughing.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have worked hard to educate my children. One of my son's attained a diploma certificate in pharmacy and that makes me so happy. I assumed the role of a sole bread winner because my spouse has been sick for many years now.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is having to care for the sick in my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up a live. I always thank God very much for the gift of life.