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Mariam's family
Brick making
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 30000 KES on sugarcane plantation, two sacks of maize 5000 KES, television 11000 KES, battery 6000 KES, inverter 4000 KES, solar lamp 9000 KES and the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest different in my life is that I can now watch news all over the country, I no longer light with paraffin but a solar lamp. My sugarcane farm will also give income which will improve our living standards.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought bed worth 4,500, I also bought mattress worth 2,500 and rest I used boost my business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to expand my house.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to purchase land for dwelling. I am a widow and I face constant conflict with other family members due to land issues.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest that I have worked hard to build a house after my husband's death.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is poverty. I have no proper source of income to sustain my large family and sometimes my children go for days without a meal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up feeling well.