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Walter's family
Walter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
23
homeHousehold Size:
4
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 used my transfer to lease an acre of land (20000), ploughed, bought sugarcane seeds and planted (20000), bought and serviced a new bicycle (10000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I use my bicycle to transport people and earn a daily income that helps me access basic needs and pay rent. I invested in sugarcane that i will sell and build a house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 10000 KES on renting a sugarcane farm.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
i plan on buying a sugarcane crusher machine.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to enlarge my house and invest the rest of the money in my farm.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is my marriage.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of a steady source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I wake up in the morning and pray.