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George's family
George
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
26
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I built a semi-permanent house of 28 iron sheets with 31800 KES , I spent 2400 KES on a sack of maize, I spent 6800 KES on a steel door, we spent 5000 KES on tableware and I sent the remaining 4000 KES to my sister to seek for medication.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Initially, I lived in a leaking grass-thatched house that could interrupt our normal pattern of sleep especially during rainy seasons since it could drench us including our bedding, however, we are now living more comfortably since we built an iron-roofed house which I can mention as the biggest difference in our daily life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on a bag of maize (2400), clothes and household utensils (5000) and 2500 on safari.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lump-sum payment to pay dowry and expand my house.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to plaster my house and open a small business dealing with fast moving consumer goods.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked at a sand quarry and after saving for a while I was able to buy chairs for my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children who are in primary schools, if I am unable to raise the required fees they may drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am relaxing with my age mates as we chat.