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Joseph's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to buy cow at 18500 kshs, 5 sheep at 13500 kshs, l also bought bed at 6600 kshs, l spent 4000 kshs to build kitchen the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because l now have my own cattles if l have any financial problem l can sell the animals a get the money.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy chairs. Bought a sheep at 3,200 KES. I also purchased grains for family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy some two oxen for farming activities. I'm also planning to build a larger house because my current house is too small.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a house, buy furniture, buy a ploughing machine and cattle for farming. I also plan to buy livestock to keep as assets which I can sale in future for school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is family. I work hard to provide for their basic needs. I love my wife and kids.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is the burden of school fees. I have quite a number of dependants to pay for.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when i go to the farm. I do small scale subsistence farming.