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Kennedy's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a cow.I also bought 10 iron sheets,a mattress,payed my medical bills and still has 14,000 KES which I want to pay for my head operation.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my health is better now since I was able to seek specilised traetment.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 6,200 KES to buy 10 pieces of iron sheets which I'll use to build a new iron roofed house. Bought 4 pieces of plastic chairs at 2,800 KES. I also purchased family foodstuffs with the remaining portion.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy a parcel of land where I'll build my home because my father doesn't have e nough land to accommodate all of us.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to purchase land where I can set up my home and do farming because I inherited a very small piece of land from my parents.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have a family and I am a dedicated parent and husband.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in life is that I lack a good job that can earn me good income in order to enroll my children in private schools where they can achieve their dreams.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am back from work, we have a meal as a family and the children are happy.