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Philip
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
32
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my transfer to buy two sewing machines (23000) and to complete building the house i began building earlier (27000)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was able to acquire two sewing machines which could have taken me a very long time to get but now i will be able to open a shop and begin sewing for a living.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7,800KES on buying 3 sheep. I also bought nails and 1 ironsheet.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy oxen for ploughing. I also plan to buy cement and cement the floor and walls of my house to improve the condition of the house.
 
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What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to start a business dealing with clothes and also open a tailoring shop
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having bought a sewing machine which I plan to use in my future business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of a steady source of income, the loss of my spouse in the year 2013 was also a big blow to my future plans.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I wake up in the morning and get a job that pays, this is because I am assured of at least two meals a day.