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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
63
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 8 bags of cement at 6,400 KES, sand at 10,000 KES. I bought a goat at 5,000 KES and farming expenses cost me 5,000 KES. The rest of the money is still on planning how to use it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have managed to plaster my house ( the walls and the floor) and therefore am no longer worried about jigger infestation.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5,000 KES school fees. I bought clothes at 1,500 KES, a chick at 500 KES and spent the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to renovate my house into a permanent house, and pay my orphaned children's school fees.
 
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access_time 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for orphan children that I am staying with, I will buy two cows that I will use for ploughing my farm, I will buy food that we will eat as a family and seeds for planting like maize, beans and tomatoes including fertilizer for my farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I was able to teach another farmer how to plant vegetables on her farm and this makes me happy because I shared knowledge that I have.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that when the children that I stay with became orphans,all the burden of taking them to school,providing food and clothes was transfered to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning to plough it,it makes me happy knowing that I will get a good harvest that I sell to get money.