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Nelson's family
Nelson
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
52
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I added some of my savings to the first lumpsum and catered for the cost of building a house (bought iron sheets, steel doors and windows, timber and nails).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am happy I now have a nice, descent house unlike the house I had before that was almost falling.
 
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 used a portion of the transfer to buy a solar lamp for light provision. I also bought family foodstuffs with the remaining portion.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a new house because my current house is small in size. I'm also planning to buy a water pump for irrigation purposes. This will see me conduct my farming activities any time irrespective of the season.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to buy oxen to help plough my farm to increase productivity. Secondly l would wish to buy and own a water pump to enable water my plants. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to build a new house because my house is in a bad condition.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have worked hard to educate some of my children upto high school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when harvesting my tomatoes and selling.