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David's family
David
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
37
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I sold a cow for 20,000 KES and added to the transfer to buy a motorbike.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The motorbike I bought is used in 'bodaboda' business and this has helped me to get some daily income that allows me to meet my daily needs.
 
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 haven't spent my token payment since am waiting for the first lumpsum to add and buy a motorcycle.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on buying a motorcycle.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to finish plastering my house so that my family can enjoy a clean and presentable shelter. I also plan to use the remaining amount to pay school fee for my three children in private primary schools.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I am a responsible father to my children. I wake up every morning knowing that I have to work hard to ensure they are well fed and educated.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that the cost of living is very high and my income is not enough to provide all the financial needs of my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am reflecting on the things that transpired during the day and counting money earned from my motorcycle business.