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Zachaeus's family
Zachaeus
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
60
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I paid 30000 KES secondary school fees for my son, I spent 16000 KES on 16 iron sheets and I paid school fees for my 2 children in primary school with the remaining 3725 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now having a lighter burden of school fees as opposed to before when I used to walk around soliciting for funds to educate my children and therefore the intervention of GD in my life has created a big difference in my daily life.
 
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?
I spent the transfer on paying school fees ksh 8000 and used balance on buying small school items.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on clearing school fees and build my house .
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to renovate my house since the roof is worn out and the house is also small.I am also planning to construct another pit latrine since the one I have is almost full.Lastly,I am planning to pay school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l own a portion of land in busia town that I am planning to develop in future when the resources are available.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I would say,not being able to raise school fees has been my biggest hardship because I'm in a financial crisis right now.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning when I'm cultivating my farm because I know it will produce enough food for us.