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Robert
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
25
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third cash transfer to buy a cow worth 26000KES,sheep 9200KES,hens 1800KES,chairs 2800KES,build a toilet worth 4700KES,invested 2000KES in business,food 1700KES.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes,my new goal is to build a nice big house and fence my homestead.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the tranfer since I have managed to renovate my house,bought some cattle and started a business that gives us more income.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 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 a goat and sheep 6000 KES, food 5000 KES and invested in shoes business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that i have a stable business that can help me meet basic needs, i used to depend on casual jobs that were not easy to get.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4,500 KES to buy some poultry to sell later and 4,000 KES was spent on farming expenses. The rest was used to buy food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house with better roofing and which is spacious enough.
 
Enrolled
access_time 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to buy building materials so that I may put up a better house, and also to buy some livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I'm proudest about the fact that I was able to complete high school after the death of my parents.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have had to struggle financially to make sure that my family gets something to eat and clothes to wear.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the evenings when I have received payment for my labour.