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Peter's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($474 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the last transfer to buy fishing boat as my source of income l using it for fishing and selling fish to the community. I also spent the transfer to pay school fee for my child who is in secondary school.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to build a spacious iron roofed house. I also purchased water pump for irrigation purposes.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm no longer rained because I managed to establish a better house. Besides, I harvest good yield from my farm since I can afford carrying out irrigation at the right time and doesn't care whether it is rainy season or not.
Initial Payment
access_time over 4 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Paying school fees to my children in school is such a huge burden given my low income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the morning when i go to my farm and look for food for my family.It comes with a lot of hope for i know pretty well that if i work hard my family won't sleep hungry.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Am feeling happy for am going to use a good portion of the money to build a decent house and stop being a laughing stock of the village.My current house is in bad shape and can hardly accommodate my expanding family.