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Chelangat's family
Chelangat
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($548 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the fact that we now have milk produced by the cow we bought and we are not spending a lot of money buying milk anymore.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I first received the money on 5th July I really felt very happy and thankful to God that what we were promised finally came.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
we spent the money we received in our first transfer in purchasing a lactating cow with a calf, foodstuffs and also started a small shop business which is now operational.
 
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access_time 4 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Kshs 110,000 is a very good amount of money! Received this money means I am going stop buying milk from a local trader so as to buy a milking cow of my own. This will immensely reduce on recurrent expenditure from my husband's meager motorcycle taxi earnings. Moreover, I intend to spend a part of the transfer to fence my compound to mitigate a rampant poultry theft in the village. This money is going to change my life for the better.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the afternoon. This is the time I finish up with my farm chores, take lunch and can afford a moment to relax. In fact an afternoon nap.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Early this year there was a severe famine in the community and my family was no exception. The maize we had planted could not make it due to drought. Water for domestic chores was a problem. Life was hard for everybody hence no one would offer casual jobs in exchange for pay. Life was generally tough. To me this is the biggest hardship I've faced in my life.