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Elijah'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 almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought two lorries of sand at 12,000 KES, one lorry of clay soil at 5,000 KES, one still door at 7,000 KES, one still window at 2,000 KES, 5 bags of cement at 3,500 KES, paid 5,000 KES labor charge, electricity wiring 11,000 KES, bought clothes for the family at 3,000 KES then used the rest on food for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is good because I now have a house for my family, we are eating well and my children are going to school.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought plastic chairs and household items
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Repair my house
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer to finish building my house, I plan to buy furniture for the house and to put up electricity in my house. I also plan to spend the remaining amount in farming by buying seedlings, pesticides and fertilizer. I also intend to buy
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is being able to build my own house as I did not have a house making me and my wife to use the house belonging to my late grandmother. Therefore being able to build a house is the achievement I am proudest of.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is that as a farmer, accessing market for my produce is a challenge making my produce to get spoilt when I harvest them. My farm is also located next to a river so when it rains heavily, my farm gets flooded and the crops
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is is when I go to my farm to till it in the morning at around 7am so that I may be able to supply vegetable to the market.