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Michael's family
Michael
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on the acquisition of the new seats. I used to have seats that were very old and uncomfortable but on getting the third transfer I bought new comfortable and durable seats. I thank GiveDirecly
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing food for the family consumption, paid school fees and bought school uniform for my child. I also invested in a business that my wife is currently operating to get income and spent the larger percentage of the amount on building a decent spacious house to avoid paying rent.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest different in my daily life is the ease of taking care of the basic needs since my wife can now contribute in buying some of the things in the house from the profits of the business started using the second transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer really helped me a lot. I had been staying in a rental house and when I fell sick, I defaulted in payment and therefore when I received this transfer, it all went to clearing my house rent arrears.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am currently living in a rental house and therefore getting my upcoming second transfer would enable me build and move to my home.
 
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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 money to build my own house since l do not have any house. Secondly l would wish to open up a business to have a stable source of income. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to expand on farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have managed to pay dowry to my parents inlaw.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when l have got some casual work to knowing that I will get some money to buy food for my family.