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Simion's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought steel door (8000) school fees(16000) other school expenses (6000) and still saving 15000 for next terms fee.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that I now have steel doors, have reduced the burden of paying school fees and applied medical college for my son.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 4 pieces of iron sheets which I'll use to enlarge my house. I also paid fees to my son in high school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to pay fees to my three children in high school. I'm also planning to enlarge my house because my current house is too small.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my three children who are in secondary school and I will also use some part to buy a water tank of 5000 litres so that I can use it to harvest water as our area is usually has water shortage problem.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that I have been able to marry a good wife and we have been blessed with kids and this I count as an achievement as many people have not been able to have a stable family like mine.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that at times we can go a day without a meal as my income is not stable and this also affects my kids education as they are frequently sent home to get school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning and go out to look after my cattle in our grazing field. This makes me happy as I am able to take care of my cows.