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John's family
John
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
28
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a business fridge for 32000 KES, plastic chairs for 7000 KES,two crates of sodas at 1820, plastic tables 2250 KES, paid school fees 1800 KES, shopping 3000 KES, a sack of maize at 2200 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
We are currently running a soda business which gives us income. Before receiving transfers we did not have any source of income for the family.
 
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 900 KES primary school fees for my 2 children and I spent the remaining 9100 KES on household bedding.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to move from a rental house to my home and therefore I will use the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment for this project.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to set up an electronic shop where I can earn daily income and be able to feed my family and build a house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have a family and my children are attending school and eating because of my effort as a barber.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack money to revive my electronic shop which collapsed due to capital.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I open my barber shop because at the end of the day I am assured of earning some little income.