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Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a cow.I also bought a set of chairs,2 sheep and spent 15,000 KES on finishing my building.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of finishing my house and plaster it.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I now live in a leak free iron roofed house.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l use the money to build iron roofed house, so l bought 35 iron-sheet at 21700 kshs, timber at 9740 kshs, nails 2840 kshs , l also use 2000 kshs for transport and 5000 kshs for labour the remaining amount l use 2000 kshs to buy sheep and to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l was sleeping in thatched, linking house and now l have a very comfortable house.
 
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 spent 4,000KES on ploughing my piece for land, cultivation and buying seeds. I did not have food so I also bought dry maize @ 2,000KES, and spent 2,000KES on buying clothes for the children , and a blanket @ 1,000KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am being rained on in a leaking grass thatched house, I therefore want to buy ironsheet and build an iron roofed house.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a better house because I am tired of staying in a leaky thatched house. I also plan to spend a portion of the transfer on school fees because I have a fee balance amounting to 20000 KSH.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement has been being able to educate my son up to form four level.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I lack sufficient farm equipments that can enable me produce enough yields.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the evening because that is the time I relax with my children as we have dinner together.