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William
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
27
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 19 days ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I spent on building materials that I will use to build a house in my own home. As the first born, I have not been getting it easy delaying the rest of my brothers (according to Luo culture) and everyone else is looking down upon me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that since I started purchasing building materials, constructing my own home has been imminent and this has really fostered peace between me and my brothers. Before then, everyone was looking down upon me since I was delaying to build and move to my own home . My brothers are now certain that very soon, I will build my own home then allow them to build too.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer on buying one bag of maize and some household items, I also spent the remaining part of the transfer on paying school fees for my four children
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the money because it gave me hope of being able to afford to pay school fees for my four children and being able to send them back to school
 
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access_time 5 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I'm currently facing is how to pay rent, school fees and the daily bread.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening when I'm back from casual job and meet my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will bring a great relief into my life since it will enable me to stop paying house rent and I will be in a position to construct my own house.