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Esau's family
Esau
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
39
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the first lumpsum in buying two cows at 45000 KES and used 5000 KES in plastering my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now at peace because I'm soon paying dowry to my wifes' place. This has always stressed me a lot.
 
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 the transfer on buying mattress ksh 3800, chair cushions 3500, bought children clothes ksh 1200 and spent balance on meals at home.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning on spending it on paying my wife's dowry .
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy cows which I will use to pay dowry. The second transfer will be used to buy sand, cement, timber, round poles and nails which I will use to build a better wall for my house. The remaining transfers will be used to buy a few household items and food for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a motorcycle taxi driver and managed to establish my own homestead with money that I save daily.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for my spouse, this means that I am the sole breadwinner. I have to hire a motorcycle everyday and after paying the owner at the end of the day, I am often left with very little money which has to be used in our house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is whenever I am operating my bicycle taxi, I often meet different kinds of clients and the talks we have make me very jovial.