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Carren's family
Carren
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
37
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 19,600 KES to buy 28 iron sheets, bought poles for 13,670 KES, nails for 4,500 KES and paid 5,000 KES as labour charges. I also bought a mattress for 4,000 KES and a goat for 2,000 KES. The rest was spent on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a very small house with old iron sheets and walls, but now I live in a bigger house with proper roofing and am happy with the security of my belongings.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token payment to buy a goat (1800) and chairs (8000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming lump-sum payment to build a new house.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy some chairs and beddings,I will also expand my house and pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have bought some livestock through the small jobs that I do.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money and ways of providing for my children since I am alone and they depend on me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am able to get something to do that gives me money.