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Martin's family
Martin
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
52
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 20,000KES school fee for my son in secondary school, bought 5 iron sheets at 3,500KES, then used 2,500KES to buy poles and nails to expand my house, used 2,000KES on weedind, 5,000KES to buy two blankets and clothes for the family, bought two goats at 8,000KES, a sack of maize at 3,000KES, bought a solar lamp at 2,000KES then used the rest on fare and daily food for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer stressed about school fee and squeezed house.
 
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 bought cow at 9,300 KSH.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build the house.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to boost my wife's business, she sales vegetables like kales, tomatoes and onions at the market place. We also plan to buy cattle and a ploughing machine for farming. The remainder we will use to pay school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of this house which I built through selling farm produce and profits from my wife's business. Previously I lived in a small grass thatched house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face now is lack of school fees. One of my children had to drop out of a mechanics course due to lack of finances.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I do domestic chores just here within my compound.