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William's family
William
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
66
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 3 steel windows and fixing them.I also painted my house,bought 1 sack of maize,goat,solar and paid school fees for my children.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying a water tank.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have a permanent house which doesn't need constant repair.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer to buy materials to repair and renovate my house (49500).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have a cemented house, steel door fixed and it is also painted and more comfortable than before. Thanks a lot to GD.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6,000KES on buying a sheep and goat for keeping. I also bought beddings with 2,000KES and utensils with 2,000KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet and timber and extend house, and cement the floor and walls. I also plan to pay school fees arrears for my child, and enrol my other child to college.
 
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access_time almost 7 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to send our child to college We are also planning furnish our house and also buy utensils and beddings that we don't have yet We are also planning to plaster our house since we are now at old age and smearing is a problem all the time
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are my family my home house and I can be able to at least sustain my family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been God gave us 8 children but 5 of them the eldest ones all passed away so it's been hard to see them leaving me behind
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning head to my farm to do my daily routines and see my crops doing fine