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Damaris's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used the whole of the first lumpsum in oppenning a business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The business I opened is doing good and I'm getting good income out of it.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I built a kitchen using the whole of my token payment.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to invest in quarrying with my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a new toilet as the one I currently have is in a bad state,I will use part of the transfer on starting a business of stone mining as our area has a lot of quarries that building stones are found and the remaining part of the transfer I will spend on buying two bulls that I will use in ploughing my farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have been able to take my kids to school up to university level using the little cash that I was getting from my small business of selling fish in the local market.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my is that my first born son has become a drug addict making him to leave his children under my care and this has really put a strain on me as I am a widow and the pressure of taking care of his family is making life to be difficult for me as my income source is very low.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning and I prepare my land for planting,I feel happy when the farm is ready for planting crops and when the crops do well.