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Peter's family
Peter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
48
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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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 10,000 KES school fee for my child in high school, bought a lorry of gravel at 7,000 KES, two still windows at 5,000 KES, paid 13,000 KES labor charge then bought 20 bags of cement at 15,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now at peace because most things that used to trouble me like school fee and a decent house,
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 5,000 KES to pay fee to my son in secondary school. I also purchased foodstuffs for family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both floor and walls of my house because at the moment its earth.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees and to invest in commercial vegetable farming of kales, tomatoes and onions.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is raising my children as a single father. It's been tough on me since my wife passed away. My eldest child has now completed high school, I hope to take him to college.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. My income is generally low, I can barely save any money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I do farm work.