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Mary's family
Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
43
homeHousehold Size:
5
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?
I cleared secondary school fees for my son with 10000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer, I spent 10000 KES on a mobile phone, 12000 KES on 4 steel windows, I settled my mkopa solar loan with 5000 KES, Invested 5000 KES on grocery shop, I spent 3000 KES on clothing, 3000 KES on a sack of maize and the remaining 1725 KES on cooking spices.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a big difference in my daily life since GD facilitated education of my son which I could not afford. This has given me courage and I can now soldier on with confidence since his education is an investment in my future life.
 
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 spent the transfer on buying mattress ksh 3000, 1 sack of maize ksh 3000, uniform ksh 1000 and still using balance on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to go clear school fees for my child to get certificates .
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees, repair my house, buy furniture, beddings and to buy maize in bulk for future use especially during the dry season.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is the gift of family and especially my children and grandchildren. I thank God for this far they have come.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship am facing now is the burden of sickness. I am HIV positive and so I live on drugs and need a special diet which sometimes I can't afford.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when relaxing after a long day's work.