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James's family
James
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
29
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
access_time 6 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on 30 iron sheets 32200 KES, poles 4300 KES, labor charges for building 10000 KES and dowry for my wife 10000 KES. I added some of my savings to this transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that i have a new 3 roomed house that i could not afford and i am at peace with my in-laws after taking dowry. I am so happy and thankful.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on building poles (3500), splitting the poles (2800) and i have saved 3600 to buy other materials for building.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to expand our house and plaster it.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I am able to provide for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of a good house and lack of money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am called for a job.