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Erick's family
Casual labour
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 37,000 KES to buy two oxen for ploughing, bought five bags of cement at 4,000 KES, fissure board at 2,000 KES and started clothing business (mitumba) with 7,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now able to increase my farm output because I bought two oxen that I use to plough my farm. I have increased the acreage and harvesting much more.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a steel door worth 7,500, Ksh 800 for transport and fixing the door, the rest of the money i used on food in our house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will use the next transfer to buy two cows for ploughing and starting a business.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to re-design our house by first,expanding then ensuring that it is well plastered because we want it to look decent. We are also planning to buy an ox-plough that will aid in cultivation so that we refrain from hiring one from our fellow farmers since it's costly.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of was marrying a good wife and owning a decent house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I don't have a reliable job that can sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning because this is the time I wake up to milk my cow inorder to get milk for consumption.