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Tom's family
Tom
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
48
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 32 iron sheets at 20,000 KES, 15 kilograms of nails at 3,780 KES, wall and roofing poles at 4,000 KES, paid 4,000 KES labor charge, one still door at 7,000 KES, three still wondows at 6,000 KES, 1,200 KES school fee for my two children, 40 kilograms of maize at 1,800 KES then used on food for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now having good night sleeps without any stress because I have one of the best houses in the village.
 
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?
l bought mattress worth 4200 kshs, l used 5400 kshs to pay school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to extend my house because the one l have is too small and to buy furniture.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to revive my business which collapsed.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have my own house and family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that we have no proper source of income and fending for ourselves is difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are able to put food on our table.