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Joseph's family
Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I paid 10000 KES secondary school fees for my daughter then I plastered the walls and floor of my main house with the remaining 40000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that those who used to jeer me now respect me since I have managed to make my main house looked better by plastering it; it used to be pathetic something that the rest of the villagers used to frown upon.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on paying school fees for my daughter.I also dug a latrine and ploughed my land.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on paying college fees for my daughters.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to oxen and ploughing machine to enable us do better farming. Secondly l would wish to build a pit latrine for my family since we do not have one. I would also wish to build a kitchen to serve as cooking room and sleeping room for my children. Finally l would like to pay school fees for my son who is in form one and has fees problem.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to educate our children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when grazzing my cows in the afternoon.