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Charles
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I am building my mother a house with the second lumpsum transfer.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of starting a fish pond.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My mothers house collapsed and I built her a new house with the transfer. I am also released of school fee burdens.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend 10000 kshs to pay school fees for my child in high school, l am also planning to build poultry house so l have bought 12 iron-sheet at 7800 kshs, 8 bags of cement at 10000 kshs, l also spend 2500 kshs on transport, the remaining 20000 kshs l still have it with me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life will change immediately l finish building this poultry house because l planning to have some chickens that will bring for me income daily.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to pay my son in secondary school fee.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to finish my house with a portion of the transfer because as at now its not completed due to financial constraints. I'm also planning to invest in fish pond.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my children in University and high school level. I also plan to spend part of the transfer to finish my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to build a small iron roofed house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is lack of adequate land for agriculture. This leads to very little harvest that cannot support my family hence hunger.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am weeding in the farm.