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Barack's family
Barack
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
29
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on chairs (7500), clothes and shoes (1350) and food (1100)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to move from a rental house to my own compound with my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my child who is in primary school and buy household supplies with the first transfer. The second and third transfer I will use to buy iron sheets, timber and nails, these I will use to build my family a home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement has been being able to buy a lamb with money I earned while working as a motorcycle taxi operator.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of a steady source of income this means I am often in debt and also unable to pay rent and school fees for my child
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. I usually sit and relax with my children after work as they narrate to me the days experiences.