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Nicholas's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spend my third transfer on buying 2 bulls worth 48000KES
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals that i didn't have before receiving the transfer is to built a house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfer couldn't have manage to buy bulls which i use to earn my daily income.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spent the transfer to fences my home so l bought sand at 10000 KES, gravel 15000 KES, poles 9000 KES, barbwire 11000 KES, 3 bags of cement at 2040 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because my home is near the road and security wise it was not safe but now the home is very enclose and safe.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 8,000 KES debt for a cow which I had used on my wife's funeral then bought a sack of maize at 1,600 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to repair my current house by cementing the walls and floor of the house then cement my compound.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two children who are in secondary school, I will spend part of my transfer on connecting my home to piped water so that I can use it I'm irrigating my farm and the remaining amount I will spend on buying poles and wire mesh that I will use in fencing my home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that I used to work as a watchman and I managed to take my kids to school through the saving that I had from my job.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that getting food to feed my family is a problem as currently my farm is not doing well due to persistent drought in our area.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning. This makes me happy as I am able to plough my farm which in turn I will use in feeding my family.