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Martin's family
Martin
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
61
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($478 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the cash to buy two cows and a new sofa-set plus a new steel door. What remained from that expenditure I used to pay school fees for my son. I bought the cows because they would give birth and in the long run I would sell out some of them and make profits out of the business.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy chairs. I bought a metallic door and already fixed it. I also paid my son in high school fee with the rest of the transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I no longer beg for chairs from the neighborhood when having visitors. Apart from that, I feel more secured in a house with metallic door compared to the days when I had some old wooden door which anyone could break into.
 
Initial Payment
access_time almost 6 years ago
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Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer to buy some livestock as savings and also to improve our asset base.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is starting a fish selling business for my wife, which she does to get some income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the lack of enough land to grow food which may be enough for the whole family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am tending the crops in the field.