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Mikal's family
Mikal
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
40
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on buying a cow.I also payed school fees and built a house for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children are able to sleep in my home without going outside.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying a mattress.I also paid school fees for my child.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on paying scool fees for my children.I also want to buy chairs.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to fix my door since my door is in a very bad condition. Secondly I would wish to buy cows since I can use them to till my land. I would also like to pay school fees for my son who has just completed his kenya cert
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to educate my daughter up to form four.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees for my son who has just did his kenya certificate of primary education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon when Givedirectly staff visited my house knowing that l am going to get money which will enable me to educate my son.