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Joseph's family
Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
36
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 33 iron sheets for 21,450 KES, a steel door for 8,000 KES, two steel windows for 6,000 KES and transport cost was 2,500 KES. I also bought two cows for 25,000 KES to be used to pay bride price. ( Added part of the token transfer and money from other sources)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have already bought materials to construct a much bigger house and am certain that I will be able to do this once I receive the last transfer and I have also paid bride price which is now giving me great peace.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought utensils at 6,000KES, three pair of shoes for my wife at 1,000KES, 5 chickens at 1,250KES, washing and bathing soaps 480KES then used the to cater for our daily needs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to buy building materials so I can build my own home and get out of my parents' home.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to construct our home. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy a parcel of land that we can use for agriculture. We also plan to use part of the transfer to buy household items like furniture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have been able to buy sheep. This was after saving money that I got from casual work that I do.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced is that we don't have a reliable source of income. Life sometimes become so hard that we go without a meal a day.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the morning when am in the farm weeding.