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Joseph's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I built a house (25000), a kitchen (15000) and a plough (10000)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is now peaceful because GD has supported me to acquire assets i would not afford. I have a house, a kitchen and now farming has become easier. I am thankful to GD.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid someone 1,000KES to sink a pit latrine, and spent 5,000KES on buying ironsheet for coinstructing the pit latrine. I also paid 4,000KES for school fees for my child in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and extend my house to make it more spacious. I also plan to start poultry keeping as a money generating activity.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to start poultry farming, buy oxen to be used for ploughing, build a toilet and an external kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was being able to reclaim my land from squatters who grabbed it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of enough food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the morning. This is because I am able to see a new day, to me this is a blessing.