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Oywago's family
Oywago
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
69
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
''I spent the third transfer on paying medical bills for my child and food for my family. The larger part of the transfer I have saved on my personal account with the aim of smearing my house to look appealing and decent .''
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
''My new goal is to get a good doctor that will treat my child whose been ill for soo long . This illness has hindered me from doing my development projects hence I am praying that she gets well soon.''
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
''The biggest difference in my life is that I have enough food to feed my family and I can now dress decently.I also bought a dairy cow with the transfer,I believe in the near future I will get milk from it and my herd will increase in number as well after reproduction of some calf from it.''
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my two cows worth 40000KES , 3000KES paid my medical bills and 7000 KES on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i no longer buy milk , instead i sell milk .
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I gave my grandson 3,000 KES to finish his house, bought 40 kilograms of maize at 1,000 KES, one blanket at 2,000 KES, clothes and a bag for my grandchildren at 440 KES, two chickens at 600 KES, used 1,500 KES to treat my grandson who is sick then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to buy one cow, cement the floor of my house, buy one still window then help my grandson to erect a pit-latrine.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers on cementing my house, buy clothes for my grandchildren and I, beddings, buy livestock, food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is the fact that I own a piece of land where I do my farming on.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest harship that I face in my life is lack of money so becomes hard to take care of my grandchildren' s needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up strong and able to go work for food for me and my grandchildren.