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Edwin's family
House construction
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I built a permanent latrine with 20000 KES, connected electricity to in my house 12000 KES, school fees 3000 KES, mattress 3200 KES, spent 2000 KES on business.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a goal of building a permanent house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My now have electricity in my home which is convenient for my children for studies and charging phones for neighbors at a cost.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend the cash to build a house so l bought 25 iron-sheet at 15000 kshs, 30 poles at 4500 kshs, nails at 1500 kshs, clay-sand at 6000 kshs, l also spend 5000 kshs to pay for labor, l also bought furniture at 6000 kshs the remaining 15000 kshs l use to install electricity.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has really change because the house l had was too small to accommodate me with my family, whereby my children would go and sleep at the neighbor's house, but now l have a very comfortable spacious house that accommodate me with the whole family.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 3000KES for school fees, and spent 5,000KES on buying materials (ironsheet and nail) for building an iron roofed house. I also spent 2,000KES in increasing capital in my business for preparing building stones and selling.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy more ironsheet and pay for labour for building an iron roofed house.
access_time over 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy building materials for making a better house, I would also want to buy some livestock and keep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have moved from my fathers compound,and I have my own house I have tried and bought electricity to my home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that I lost my parents and living with my relatives is not easy,since my uncles have tried so hard to displace us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of day is when we are together with my family members.