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Tabither
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
53
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($479 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my transfer on paying for college admission for my son and I also bought cement and sand which I used to plaster my house since the floor was in very bad shape.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 15000 KES from my second transfer to pay for my child's driving course since he had finished secodary school but I had no money to sponsor his college education. I then spent 20000 KES to plaster my house to make it more strong and attractive. I also had a son in secondary school whose fees was stressing me, so I took 10000 KES from the transfer to pay his school fees. The balance was then spent on buying goats and foodstuffs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Following the drought that spoilt our crops last season, I had no food in my house; but when I received the second transfer, I was able to stock enough dry maize for my family to feed on, thus my family no-longer starves. This is the biggest immediate difference I have experienced in my daily life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on cultivating and planting rice in my farm so that I can get earning from selling the yields I will get from the planted rice to support my family financially. I also paid college fees for my child hence I have hope that my child after completing the course, my child can venture into a white collar job and be independent.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my Second transfer on paying school fees for my child who is enrolling to be a form four candidate next year. I am also planning to rent land so that I can expand my rice farming business to get double profits and plaster my house too into a semi permanent house to look presentable and save me from the cost that I incur when smearing my house with mud.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend part of the transfer to revive the second hand clothes business which I used to do but it failed. I will also spend my transfer to buy food and pay school fees for those of my children who are still in school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is owning some live.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is how to get money to finish paying school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have taken my supper and getting ready to go to bed.