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Jane'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 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a steel door for 8,000 KES, 4 steel windows for 12,000 KES, sand for 3,700 KES, murram for 3,000 KES, 16 bags of cement for 11,680 KES, transport cost was 800 KES and paid 7,000 KES as labour charges to plaster the walls and floor of my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Since I plastered the walls, the amount of dust in my house has considerably reduced as the walls are now much stronger and no erosion occurs and the floor is also easy to clean.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I weeded my sorghum farm using 3000 KES of my token payment, 3900 KES on 11 cushions and I spent the remaining 3100 KES on food and clothing for my household members.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to cement and plaster my main house using the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the money on farm activities such as ploughing, planting and weeding. I also plan to plaster my house to save me time and energy for smearing.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have struggled very much to see my children through their secondary school education and one is currently employed as a teacher.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that my income isn't sufficient to educate all my children as I only depend on farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up feeling well and able to work in my farm.