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Marikus's family
Marikus
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
60
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent 40000 KES on 2 bulls, 4000 KES on a second hand bicycle and I gave my children the remaining 4200 KES as a pocket money.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
No, my goals haven't changed and therefore I don't have any new goal. I am still in the process of achieving the goals I planned before receiving the transfers.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have acquired more livestock that has increased my wealth and again I am now living a healthier life since I am not stressful anymore. That is the positive impact the transfers have brought into my life.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of the first lumpsum in constructing a latrine, used 10000 KES in paying dowry, bought 2 sheeps at 5000 KES, gave my daughter 2000 KES, used 2000 KES on food and bought a pair of school uniform at 1000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am at peace because finally I have achieved my dreams of owning a latrine in my compound.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying 1 sack of maize 3500 KES , gave my spouse 4000 KES , uniform 1000 KES and used balance on daily meals.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on buying two farming bulls.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to invest in horticultural farming by buying four bulls for ploughing so that I can plough on time and also reduce the cost of hiring. I also plan to buy foodstuffs being that I am HIV positive and needs to eat well to be healthy and active.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I am a successful farmer and I have succeeded in feeding and educating my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is having to live with HIV and being that I have no proper income as I depend on rain fed farming which is so unpredictable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when at my farm because it's where my help comes from.