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Masela's family
Masela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
53
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($471 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I am living with 5 bright, but poor orphans that I am taking care of; I provide for their basic needs and education and therefore I had a very huge burden hence when I received my third transfer, I used the whole amount to invest in their education. I cleared for them whole year fees and invested the rest of the money in two bulls that will facilitate their future education-I will sell the bulls when in need to pay for them school fees.
 
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 spent 20,000 KES to buy two cows, paid college fees for my son for 10,000 KES, bought 4 bags of cement for 2,800 KES, chicken for 3,500 KES, a bag of maize for 3,400 KES and saved 10,000 KES to be used to start a business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been able to buy cows which I did not have that I will sell their milk and also I am sure that I will be able to start a business soon.
 
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 spent 7,000 KES to clear school fee arrears for my son and then bought 4 bags of cement for 3,000 KES. (Had some money in M-pesa that served as withdrawal fee)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay college fees for my son, buy a heifer and also repair my house.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to construct a new pit latrine because the one I currently have is full, pay school fee for my children in high school and two in college, expand my house because it's small and purchase a dairy cow for milk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have worked hard to build rental houses and that has helped educate my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I struggle very much to educate my children so that they can have a brighter future than I but lack of sufficient finances become a stumbling block for me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in mid morning when I am through with my tasks and feel relaxed.