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Thomas's family
Thomas
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
51
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my children in secondary school and i have the rest of the money with me for future use. I decided not to use a large sum of my transfer but rather save it in my M-pesa account and spend it as need arises because my wife who was my family's bread winner died and left the responsibility of taking care of the family to me and i still have no job to sustain them. Having that money in my account it will enable me meet our needs as they arise till i get a job.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes, now more than anything i wish to get a job or capital to start a business soon to help me fend for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfers because my children would have dropped out of school,my deceased wife body would probably be still in the mortuary because i had no means of paying the hospital bills and we would be going hungry because we have no means of buying food .I am very grateful to God for bringing GD into my life.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
All of my second transfer i spent to cater for funeral budget for my wife
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that i am now hopeful that i will clear school fee for my children with the upcoming transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on my wife's operation and treatment (8000) and bought food (2000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a dairy cow and an ox for ploughing, pay secondary school fees for my children and food.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to buy two bulls that will help me in farming.I would also like to use part of this money to expand my house because it is small.Lastly,I would like to purchase a dairy cow that will give me milk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was switching from a leaky grass thatched house to a corrugated iron roofed house.I am happy because my roof doesn't leak anymore.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is my wife's sickness which has really drained me financially.I have spent alot of money to finance her operation and right now I am down financially.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest when relaxing with my family as we share stories because I get to learn alot from them.