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John's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 iron sheets at 21,000KES, 28 roofing poles at 5,040KES, 30 wall poles at 6,000KES, 12 kilograms of nails at 3,000KES, paid 4,000KES labor charge, used 2,000KES for food for the workers, bought a sack of maize at 2,400KES, am still having 3,000KES in my Mpesa account and I used the rest on daily foods.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now having a spacious house that's able to accommodate me with my belongings and my children are no longer going to sleep in a neighbor's house as they used to do before.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy 9 pieces of iron sheets. I also paid my three children in primary school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a spacious iron roofed house because my current house is too small. I'm also planning to cement the floor of the house which I'll build.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to build a house and start a small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My biggest achievement is having a wife and children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is that we do not have a house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I wake up in the morning and I am able to tend to my farm.