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Jared's family
Jared
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Brick making
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend the money to build house so l bought 24 ironsheet at 16000 kshs , timber at 7500 kshs, nails at 600 kshs l also spend 2500 kshs for labour and l spend 12000 to buy work-tools for my work and the balance l gave my wife to improve her business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
my workshop has improve so much and am now also staying in a more comfortable house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought iron sheets
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to begin construction of my house, invest in brick making business and also pay tithe in church
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to build myself a house which I don't have Planning to promote my brick making by buying my own oven for burning them Planning to have cows that I can use during farming to get a good produce due to food scarcity around our area. Planning to
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is farming because it has been the one sustaining me and my family even during the hard times when I am unwell
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been my medical condition which has taken me time to accept but really changed the directions and plans that I had in life as a small boy to date.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day are the morning farming activity that goes till 10.00 am and my brick making that also brings me income keeps me busy such that I don't stress so much