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Vincent's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on my grandmother's funeral arrangements (8000) and bought iron sheets (2000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house and pay dowry for my wife.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build my own house being that I am homeless, pay dowry so as to legalise my marriage, invest in farming by leasing land so that I can have an alternative source of income and use the remaining amount on my nephew's high school fee.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to have a family at a very tender age and I am working tirelessly to make them comfortable.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is lack of a reliable source of income as I run a motorcycle business but I have no motorcycle of my own. I am forced to hire and divide the income equally with the owner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up knowing that I have another opportunity to engage in my motorcycle business and earn some little money by the end of the day.