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James
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I took a loan sometimes back to buy a "tuktuk" for business, but I had not repaid it so when I got my third transfer, I repaid part of the loan using some transfer. I also bought sank a pit latrine as the one I had after the one was not in a good condition. The remaining I spent on paying school fees for my son in secondary school.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on building a new house since the one I was living in was very old. I then spent some on paying school fee for my children and then I bought school uniforms for my children. I then invested some into farming and the rest went into buying a solar lighting system to help my children in studying at night.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am very relaxed and happy because all my wishes have come to pass thanks to this help.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer to buy a sack corn that cost me 3000 KES,I used 3000 KES to buy clothing for my children and paid 3000 KES school for my son in secondary school. I used the rest to buy food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to spend the upcoming transfer to buy a taxi ''tuktuk" for business to supplement my farming income.
 
Enrolled
access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan with the transfer is to pay school fees for my child in secondary school, I also intend to invest in poultry farming and lastly use the remaining amount to buy one cow to raise.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having acquired block making skills which helps me most of the time to support my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on paying school fees for my child in form two,most of the income I get goes into payment of school fees leaving very little to support the family on other needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my vegetables farm.I grow Kales and traditional vegetables which I sell for income.