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Edwin
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
35
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48250 KES ($476 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought a two cows for 34000 KES, a table 3500 KES and spent 10000 KES on food expenses.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of cementing my floor.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I was living in a mud house which I have made permanent. I have sorted most of needs ( made a step ahead) and now thinking of other different goals.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on plastering my house.I also bought a set if chairs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have chairs to sit on in my house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to buy 3 pieces of metal windows.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to plaster the floor and cement the walls of my house.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to plaster my house because maintaining mud house is very expensive. Secondly l would wish to open up a business to generate income to sustain my family. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to buy a c
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to build a new house which we have not completed yet.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when have some job knowing that I will get some money at the end of the day.