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Silas's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to build my children iron roofed house. Bought two goats. I also purchased family foodstuffs with the remaining portion of the transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children now have a place to sleep . My children are aged but were sleeping in my house which is a taboo based on our tradition but they were doing this because of my inability to build them one as a result of financial constraints.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought iron sheets at 4,000 KES, school uniforms and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a house, invest in tomato farming and to pay school fees.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to start a business, do large scale commercial farming and to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is farming because this is what i do full time, I have been able to raise my children through this.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is the burden of school fees especially when schools are opening.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around mid day when I get to relax after working at the farm.