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Fredrick's family
Fredrick
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
63
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a welding machine at 30,000 KES, welding materials at 7,000 KES, paid 10,000 KES school fee for my son in secondary school then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now making income from my welding machine.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 9,000 KES school fees for my son in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm panning to build the house.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to plaster my house. I also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my son in high school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to construct a house for my family. I managed to do this through the savings that I made from my work as a welder.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I dont have a stable source of in income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am able to get food for my family.