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Mica's family
Mica
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid college school fees for my 3 children using 35000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer and I used the remaining 15000 KES for buying daily household items like food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I never had a good income and therefore I was living in a more stressful life since I could not even afford even to keep my children in school but since I have been receiving transfers from GD, I have been able to keep them in school something that has redeemed my credit and respect as a father.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the entire 10,000KES on paying school fees for my children
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to plant trees for timber, and pay school fees for my children.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy a water tank that will tap rain water for drinking and cooking since water scarcity in a big issue here.I will also buy sand and cement so that I can finish plastering my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I managed to educate my children upto secondary level after I lost my job in a textile factory.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is that last season,my harvest was very small and therefore I did not get enough food to feed my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I have enough stock of food in the house.