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Fredrick's family
Fredrick
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
30
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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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 paid my wife's dowry. I also paid my children's school fees and spent the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was too poor to pay my wife's dowry until I received transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
l bought a sheep , l also use part of the transfer to offset a loan that l had . l bought a bag of maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to marry and pay dowry . l also plan to move out and build my home.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying furniture for my house, I will also buy two sheep and I also plan to build my own home. I will use part of my transfer to pay dowry for a new spouse if I manage to get another one so as to replace the one who d
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is being able to build the house I am staying in currently and also managing to take my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that I do not have a source of income as when I got sick I was not able to resume the job that I used to do.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning to clean my father's compound so as to ensure that it is well maintained even though my father is not around to see it.