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David's family
David
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
21
homeHousehold Size:
2
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 iron sheets at 15,000 KES, wall poles at 1,500 KES, fisher boards at 1,000 KES, 23 roofing poles at 3,450 KES, eleven kilograms of nails at 3,300 KES, paid 5,000 KES, two sheep at 4,000 KES, used 5,000 KES to clear secondary school arrears and collected my certificate, used 10,000 KES to start a parafine business in my village then used the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now on a higher and better level in life because I have my certificate with me and my business is thriving.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying 12 iron sheets. The remaining 2,500KES, I spent on buying food for our daily consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building a house. I will buy additional building materials. I will pay school fees for my 2 children and buy livestock’s.
 
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access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'll plan to expand my house. I also want to buy goats and sheep. I will invest some my money in farming
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have built house and I feel it's an achievement
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My current income is low and can't sustain me
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I go to the farm every morning I feel happy