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Mary's family
Small business
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid college fees for 20,000 KES, bought seats for 15,000 KES and dry maize at 5,000 KES. I also bought 10 iron sheets at 6,500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been able to pay college fees for my child and this has given me a great peace of mind since am no longer worried about just staying at home with my child.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a steel door at 7,000 KES and paid my daughter's 3,000 KES school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a spacious house and pay my daughter's school fees.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees and plaster the walls and floor of my house with cement
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is building this house. I saved through a merry go round group for one year, and used that to build this house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face now is the burden of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning hours when I go the farm because I know there's going to be an end product which I will enjoy.