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Melkadus's family
Melkadus
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
59
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on plastering and painting my roof.I also bought 2 cows.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a good,strong house and a colorful roof.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 4 bags of cement at 3,000 KES, paid 3,000 KES labor charge, bought 30 kilograms of maize at 2,000 KES, paid 500 KES school fee for my daughter then used the remaining 1,000 KES to boost my animal business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to take my form four leaver for a course, change the roofing of my current house with new iron sheets then use the rest of the cash to boost my animal business more so it can help me see my son through college.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my funds on my son's college education, renovate my house because it's old, construct a new a pit latrine to improve the hygiene of my dwelling and use the remaining amount to invest livestock business because it has good returns.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have tried to educate my children. They do not have good jobs but I am happy that they are educated upto forth form level.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is poor health. My spouse and I are ailing and struggling to make ends meet. At times we lack food to eat.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am at my farm where my food comes from.