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I spent 19,000 KES to buy a cow; bought 15 iron sheets at 10,500 KES, poles at 4,000 KES and paid for labour at 5,000 KES to enlarge my house. I also bought a cupboard at 8,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I managed to enlarge my house and therefore I have enough space to keep our belongings. The house used to be to squeezed and uncomfortable to move about in.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought two goats. Purchased a big bag for my clothes. I also invested the remaining amount in stone mining.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to enlarge my house because it is small in size. I'm also planning to buy a cow with the remaining amount which I'll use in the near future.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to renovate my house by adding some more extra rooms inorder to make it spacious. I'm also planning to expand my catering business since it's my main source of income. Lastly,I'm planning to buy some cows that will keep me busy as I take care of them.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of being able to maintain my marriage.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest difficulty we have faced in life is lack of a reliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning because this is the time I get to work to fend for my family.