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Priska's family
Priska
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
57
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying 2000 bricks 20000 KES, ballast 15000 KES, 11 bags of cement 8800 KES and used balance on starting up foundation .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference i have seen in my life is that i am now going to own a good spacious 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 bought cement and used it to continue finishing my house that I had started building.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy balast as part of materials for finishing my brick house.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on investing on my business of selling cereals so that it can expand and I will spend part of it to rent a farm so that I can increase my area under agriculture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I was able to buy a dairy cow that I keep for milk so I don't buy milk for my family. This I did with cash that I got from a loan.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that I have children who are school going and at times they are sent away for school fees when I don't have the cash.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the market to sell my cereals, I am happy to know that in the evening when I sell the produce I will have money that I can use to support my family.