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James
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
35
homeHousehold Size:
8
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?
I spent a larger portion of the first lumpsum in buying a generator and paid school fee of 20000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now easy time in farming because I have my own generator that helps me in pumping water in my farm.
 
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 paid 4,500 KES school fee for my children, bought 1,400 KES to buy clothes for my family, one sack of maize at 3,000 KES then used the rest on food for the family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to pay school fee for my son in high school, buy some cattle then use the rest boost my farming business.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on the following ways; Paying school fees for our first born child who is now in form two,investing more on my commercial farming of vegetables and lastly we will buy a cow to look after.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to pay dowry for my wife and building my current house.This has been made possible through hardwork in my farm.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life currently is on paying school fees for my first child in high school,most of the times he is sent home for school fees and can stay here for over a week while I am still searching for money,this often makes him miss most of the lessons and class work.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when we gather as a family to take our evening meal,seeing my family together like this is always a joy to me.