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Charles's family
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Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my toilet.I also paid school fees and bought a table.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of buying 2 oxen.
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 have a permanent house which is very safe.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 8,000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees to my children.I also spent 40,000 KES on buying sand.The rest I want to buy cement,plaster my house and pay school fees.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children are able to stay in school because of the school fees I paid.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to pay my three children in secondary school fee.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because at the moment it is earth. I'm also planning to build my children in high school fee.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfer to pay school fees for my child. I also plan to buy household items like furniture. I also plan to build a toilet for the family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to buy livestock. I have four cows and a bull that helps me a lot.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced is when all my parents died and left me with my siblings to take care of. I have a big number of dependants that I take care of and I don't have a reliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I manage to sell building stones that I get from quarrying. It makes me glad because I know that my family will get food to eat.