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Penina
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($477 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of the third transfer to continue with my project of building permanent house which l have not manage to complete, l decided to build permanent house because l am staying in semi permanent house which is leaking and very small.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent on purchasing building materials like bricks sand, cement, nails and iron sheets.My current house is in bad state so I have started constructing a permanent house that will be free from dust and frequent thatching.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is building a permanent house that I have never imagined. I am glad I will finish it and relocate from the current old mad thatched house.
 
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 first transfer on buying sand worth 9500 KES, buying food worth 150 KES and also bought school books worth 350 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I would like to buy building materials and build a new house with my upcoming transfer
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, cement, timber, round poles, nails and iron roofing sheets which I will use to build a larger house for my family. If there are any funds remaining I plan on paying school fees for my daughter who is supposed to join secondary school next year.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having joined a merry go round (informal savings group), I managed to save 10,000 Kenya Shillings which I used to lease a piece of land. I planted sweet potatoes and after harvesting and selling the produce I was able to buy a cow and some furniture for my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for myself and my spouse. We have children who are about to join secondary schools and if we are unable to raise the required fees they may have to defer their studies.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up because I can thank the Lord for blessing me and my family.