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Joshua's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a cow and 3 goats.I also bought a mkopa solar,10 iron sheets and paid school fees for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children go to school because I paid school fees.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6000 KES of my token payment on 2 goats, 2000 KES on food and paid secondary school fees for my son using the remaining 2000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy 2 oxen and clear secondary school fees for my son using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to buy cows and a ploughing machine for farming and to buy water tanks to store rain water. We also plan to sustain ourselves in terms of food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is family. I paid dowry for my wife and together we have beatiful kids.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is financial instability. I am the breadwinner since my wife stays home with the kids.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when everyone wakes up healthy.