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Josiah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
56
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on ploughing my four acre piece of land but unfortunately it did not do well. In my house,I never had any nice furniture,so some part of the transfer on buying some seats . I am glad I now have seats in my house, I am not embarrassed when I get visitors and the remaining on food for my consumption.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($488 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a decent spacious two bed roomed and its construction is still in progress since the house I was staying in before the transfer was small and almost collapsing. I bought a bed and a mattress and now I have a comfortable place to have a rest.I also bought a solar lamp for lighting and a music system too.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life is that I now have a solar lamp for lighting hence I no longer incur frequent expenses of buying paraffin as opposed to before I had received the money.I also have a music system which I listen to in order to get acquitted on what is happening in my country.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying a radio so that I can listen to news, and clothes because I do not have any decent ones. I also bought maize for consumption, food and groceries.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy iron sheet and build an iron roofed house to improve my life so that I move away from extreme poverty.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to build another house since the current one is weak with fallen walls and lastly use the remaining amount to buy household items like furniture and utensils.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having acquired skills in bicycle repair which I use up to date to and in some cases able to make some small income to support my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on making ends meet,I rely fully on casual jobs which are no longer readily available lately. The house I live in as you can see is also in very poor condition.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm out doing some casual jobs. This allows me to get some money to support my family.