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James
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
60
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought two sacks of maize worth 5000,payed school fees worth 2000,1000 i bought my kids clothes and used 2000 to buy food
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am very happy because i don't strain doing small jobs to earn a living i have also started a hotel bussiness
 
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 2000 KES of my token payment on a mattress, 2400 KES on a sack of maize and I invested the remaining 5600 KES of it on my food cafe business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to clear school fees balance for my children, buy a cow and upgrade my food cafe business using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to inject more capital into my hotel business and use the rest for household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having been able to to rear livestock for quite a while and after selling the livestock I was able to open a small hotel which has helped me take care of my family's needs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children who are in secondary schools and primary schools, if I am unable to raise the required fees they may drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning if I wake up when I am not sick, this is because I can go and run my hotel business.