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Josephine's family
Josephine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
29
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 10 plastic chairs and utensils.I still have saved 30,000 KES which I want to build a house.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of building an iron roofed house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have replaced most of the things in my house that got burnt.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on starting a clothe's business.I also bought chairs and iron sheets.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a daily income from my business.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on start –up hotel business by the Lakeside, and also bought some household items to replace what I had lost when fire gutted down my house recently.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on new cloth and shoe business.
 
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access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to start my own hotel business, set up a boutique shop so that I be able to meet the financial needs of my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have saved money that I earned as a casual laborer and purchased household furniture after my house got burnt.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is that I lack proper source of income to cater for the education needs of my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I am at work interacting and laughing with friends and colleagues.