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Luke
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
58
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my three children in secondary. It was hectic paying school fees for three children all the same time with the wages I get from the menial jobs I do. Were it not for the transfer, one of them could have repeated last year in primary. The remaining I spent on buying a sack of corn for my family consumes given that the droughts had taken so long, and we did not have enough to eat. I am thankful for the money.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing food to sustain the family,paid school fees for my children who are in high school,gave my son part of the money to help him build his traditional house and spent some money in preparing a rice plantation hoping for more yield in the coming months.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that,I eat well without struggling unlike before where getting food was a problem.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer on planting rice 8000 KES and paid my son's school fees 2000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying my children school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy generator and water pump to enhance farming to increase productivity. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to pay school fees for our children in upto forth form.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when working in my farm with my wife.