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Joyce's family
Joyce
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
53
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying sand and cement.I also bought chairs,cupboard,utensils,clothes and still remaining with 800 KES which I want to start banana business.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have new goals of finishing my house and buy 2 oxen.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if i never received the transfer because I have my own chairs hence my visitors can sit on.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 3300 KES of my first lumpsum payment on a bed and I built a semi-permanent house of 36 iron sheets with the remaining 46700 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a big difference in my daily life. I was living under an old roof which was terribly leaking up to my bed room something that was denying me sufficient sleep. I am currently having sufficient sleep and this has improved my daily energy in executing my errands.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy a mattress because I was only spreading a box on the bed. bought shoes to my children since they were walking bare footed. I also purchased cooking utensils with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a new iron roofed house because my current house is in bad condition. I'm also planning to cement the floor of the house I'll build.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Planning to spend my transfer on extending my house Planning to spend the transfer on paying school fees for my children Planning to spend the transfer on purchasing a water tank since water is a problem around our home
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement so far is my family and my home that gives the strength to work hard
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life has been the loss of my husband that left me so valnurable and sick gor long period of time
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when am able to get a casual work that can help me feed my children being alone without a husband