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Walter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 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 on building a toilet and a bathroom. For years, I suffered a lot from lack of well constructed toilet. I frequently had problems with health officers who visited my village almost on a daily basis to arrest those who had poor sanitation. I was always a victim and could hardly escape the fines imposed on such like offences. Secondly, i paid school fee for my forth born daughter in secondary school. I was glad that I would be relieved from this fee burden for the next one year. Finally, I renovated my house which had become so ugly since the death of my spouse.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 7,000/ to pay school fee,2300/ buy mattress and 700 on food
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My biggest difference is that i can eat well, I have a house and also pay my children school fee
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to pay secondary school fees (7000), mattress (2300), food (700).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a kitchen and pit latrine with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my children in high school. I also plan to spend the transfer to plaster the floor of my house. I also plan to spend the transfer to construct a toilet. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy a cow.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to construct a house for my family. I was able to do this after selling a portion of my land. I used the money to buy iron sheets and other building materials.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when my wife was diagnosed with cancer. I didn't have money to cater for her treatment and she finally succumbed to death. It was such a big blow to me and the entire family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am weeding in my farm. Farming has been a source of livelihood to me and I feel happy about it.