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Janes's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 2 oxen at 28,000 KES and 2 goats at 5,200 KES.I also built a kitchen,bought 2 mattresses at 3,000 KES ,added 5,000 KES capital to my wife's business and bought food for my household.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying land and build my home.
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 spacious house.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 iron sheets at 18,900 KES and 2 sheep at 5,050 KES. I gave 10,000 KES to my wife to boost her grocery business. I spent 3,000 KES on school fees. Finally, I saved 9,000 KES for building a house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I currently have a source of livelihood after the token transfer enabled me to start a fishmongering business.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent my Token payment on starting a green groceries business for my wife and also paying school fee for our child.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We plan to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on building a business kiosk for my wife to sell from, and buying two bulls to support our food production activities.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to use the transfers as capital to start a small business dealing with fast moving consumer goods and also purchase fish like sardines from the lake, then resell the fish to customers in our village.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are having saved my earnings from casual jobs and built my own house, I have also paid dowry for my wife and also assisted my siblings with school fees.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face right now is lack of a steady source of income, thus at times I am unable to provide for my family's basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I eating lunch with my family, this make me happy as I am able to hear them laugh as they chat.