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Jacob's family
Jacob
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
52
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought two cows at 28,000 KES, a lorry of sand at 4,000 KES, 6 bags of cement at 5,600 KES, paid 2,000 KES labour charge, used 250 KES on transportation, a small radio at 1,800 KES, one solar lanten at 1,250 KES, used 2,500 KES on my hospital bills, bought utensils at 2,200 KES and am still having 2,000 KES in my Mpesa account.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have my cows which give me hope of getting income from in future.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spend the money to buy two sheep at 2500 kshs each, the remaining a mount l use for medication.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy some few animals like cow and l also want to plaster my house.
 
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access_time almost 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy three grade cows and some sheep. I also intend to plaster my house and repair the floor.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a fisherman for many years and managed to save enough money which I used to buy some livestock.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is my mental illness, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and the drugs are expensive, I do not think I will be able to continue buying them and this may lead to my condition becoming worse.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I am relaxing after I am through with fishing and am waiting for my lunch.