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Josephat
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
43
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($480 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer to pay my children's school fees then used the rest of it to buy new welding materials and other machines for my workshop because my workshop had been vandalized and all my machines and equipment stolen.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay fee for my two children in secondary school. I spent 31450 KES. I spent 9000 KES to connect my workshop to an electricity power supply,i spent 2900 KES to repair a grinder i use at the workshop,i paid 5000 KES for reconnecting my tap to water supply and used the remaining to buy shoes for my child.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to have a burden of paying school fees but after receiving the transfer i cleared it, after reconnecting my water system,the burden of having to walk long distances to get water is no longer there for my children. My business also now gives more income since i am using my own electricity connection.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees for my two daughters (6000 KES) bought a blanket (1200 KES) stove (550 KES), clothes for my child and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a welding machine for business and clear school fees arrears with the upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
Enrolled
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 a place where I can do business. Secondly l would wish to pay school fees for my children who are in high school and has fees problem. I would also like to buy tools that will help me do my business effectively. Finally l would like to buy household items for my house to improve my life standards.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to pay school fees for my children though through difficulties.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income because of lack of capital to put up a business to generate income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning hours when I got some work to do knowing that I will get money to take care of my children.