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Thomas's family
Thomas
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
23
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 15,625 KES to buy 25 iron sheets, a steel door for 6,500 KES, 3 windows for 7,500 KES, nails for 1,840 KES and poles for 15,000 KES as part of construction materials. Transport cost was 1,000 KES and the rest was spent on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was staying in my brother's house and I never had the freedom on where to keep my belongings or to be able to be comfortable, but now am soon going to have my own house where I can comfortably keep my belongings and also bring my wife home.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I clear all my balances and debts using 2500 KES of my token payment then I spent 3000 KES on a mattress, 2000 KES on a blanket and the remaining 2500 KES on food and clothing for my household members.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build an iron-roofed house with the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to pay school fees for our children and we will buy building materials so we can build our own house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that we are taking our children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of proper house and a job to sustain our family
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are telling stories and jokes.