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Lilian's family
Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to plaster my house so l bought sand at 13000 kshs, claysoil at 7000 kshs, 10 bags of cement at 8000 kshs, gravel at 8000 kshs, building stones at 4500 kshs, labor-charge at 10000kshs
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because l was staying in a very dusty house which was not good to my health but now l am staying a nice plastered house.
 
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 invested/ saved the whole of my token payment in our merry-go-round.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to construct a permanent house using the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to buy a water tank that will harvest rain water for drinking.I would also like to plaster my house by cementing the floor and the walls inorder to prevent dust-born diseases.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I'm good in farming and I am happy that I sold some of my farm proceeds and managed to buy three dairy cow that I later on sold and paid school fees.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is that I don't have enough funds to buy some few bags of cement so that I can plaster the walls to prevent it from cracking.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when we are having a meal together as my kids share with me about their day in school.