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48200 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy two dairy cows and sheep. My cows have been providing me with milk so I no longer take black tea. I also sell the milk from my cows to make some money which has really helped me to pay school fees for my children. I am now capable of handling any financial emergency because I have livestock which I can sell to earn money.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I used most of it to contruct a house of 30 iron sheets for my family since the previous one I had was small and used to leak a lot. I then bought a solar lighting system at 16000 KES so that I save my family the trouble of buying paraffin daily. The balance was then spent on buying a sheep and food stuffs for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a solar lighting system that is now saving me from the need to spend money daily on buying paraffin.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing a sheep that I expected would multiply and form a whole herd. Through that, I hoped I would be in a better position to start livestock farming.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfer, I felt so good as I knew the transfer would enable me move a step higher in terms of development.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to build a bigger house with a metal roof because, this one is in a bad condition, it leaks when it's raining and also very small. Lastly we plan to use the remaining amount to buy two cows, that would provide us with milk for family use, as well as being as an investment for our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is providing food for our family, due to inadequate income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mornings, when I'm preparing breakfast for my family.