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Ogwenya's family
Ogwenya
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I topped up 30000 on my transfer (50000) and bought a motorcycle.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to do a lot of casual jobs but could not make ends meet but now i have a motorbike of my own i can even save for future use. Thanks to GD.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought ironsheet, timber and nails, and extended my house with the entire transfer.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees for my son who joined form 1 this year.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to construct my house. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls and oxen plough that I will use during ploughing. I also plan to spend the transfer to start a business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to buy two sheep. I was able to do this from my savings.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I have unstable source of income and this has made life to be difficult for my family. Sometimes we go without a meal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when am in the farm weeding.