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Kevin
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Part of my second transfer, I spent buying a water pump, but I did not manage to buy the pipes that are required for irrigation, so when I received my third transfer, I bought the pipes and now I have a complete irrigation machine, and being a horticultural farmer, I am glad my farm can be irrigated on time. I have so far expanded my farming. The remaining amount I spent on paying school fees for my children in school and bought food for my family consumes too.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($490 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on expanding my horticulture farming; I bought tomatoe and watermelon seeds and planted on a larger parcel of land. I will use the proceeds to re-invest and open a posho-mill in my compound. I used the balance to pay school fees for my four children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because of the reduced school fees burden. I also achieved my dream of expanding my scope of farming to achieve bigger returns.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($96 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the token transfer on farming in order to boost production of crops that I can sell to local people.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy because I didn't have enough money to buy manure for my crops.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would to use the transfer on expanding my horticulture farming. I plant tomatoes and watermelon. I will buy seeds and farm inputs.My target market for watermelon is Kisumu and our local market.I also spend the remaining amount on paying school fees for and children in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is being able to take my wife to a teaching college.Through horticulture farming and poultry keeping,l was able to get money to pay for her school fees.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge in my life is that l don't have enough money to support for my family needs. Farming is my main source of income but the weather conditions have been so unpredictable leading to poor yields.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the evening after a day's work when spending time with my family.l like assisting my children with their homework.