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Jared
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
59
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($478 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a fishing boat that I'm using for commercial purposes. Previously I could hire people's fishing boat which was so inconveniencing and expensive but now I'm happy I own mine which has improved my income.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on both plastering and renovating my house. I paid school fees and used some on buying food..
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a large house that can fit my family well. I'm not worried too anymore of hosting visitors because my sitting room can fit many people.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fee for my daughter who is in high and then spent the rest on buying food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy, at the time I received my message a neighbor had come to inform me that she had already received hers and I had not seen mine, as she was leaving my transfer message came and I was beside myself with joy.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to renovate my house, it is dilapidated and I fear that it might collapse and even injure members of my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I come home from the lake, I often relax as I wait for lunch to be prepared and this makes me very happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I can afford to take my daughter to secondary school and therefore she can have a better life.