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Samwel's family
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Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I got my college certificate which was held three years ago due to fee areas at 26,000KES, I bought 18 iron sheets at 12,000KES, three goats at 6,000KES and I still have 6,000KES cash.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I could not get a job before I got my certificate from college because it was held due to fee arrears but am now employed as a teacher because I have my certificate hence I can now get some monthly pay.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a cow at 6000 kSH, I also bought iron sheet at 4,000 KSH.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build the house and buy another cow.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I planning to spend my transfer on connecting our home to tap water into our compound, I will pay school fees for my late brother's children and to buy cows that I can keep for milk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that my brother and his wife died and left three kids who are orphans and they are under my care hence I managed to take care of them and pay their school fees using the little cash that I get from my teaching job.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that I don't have a permanent teaching job and taking care of my brother's kids is not easy as they have a lot of basic needs that I cannot manage on my own.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to school in the morning to teach,I am happy to know that I am imparting knowledge to other young people who are future leaders.