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Zablon's family
Zablon
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to pay college fee for my son for 25000 KES, 7500 KES i spent to buy bed, 7500 KES i spent to by 2 mattresses, 4000 KES i gave my wife to boost her tomatoes business and the remaining cash i spent on household expenses
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest different in my life is the ability to pay college fee for my son and boosting of the business which was about to collapse.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 1,000KES for tith, 1,000KES school fees and bought a goat @5,000KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy iron sheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house for my family.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on building materials in order to build a larger house because our family has grown bigger. We are also planning to spend part of the transfer on school fees, because we have children in high school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building the house that my family currently lives in.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of a regular job, which means that getting money for daily survival is not easy.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am resting after doing most of the day's work.