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I spent my first lumpsum transfer on buying 2 cows,2 goats,solar panel.I also paid school fees and dug a pit latrine.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have livestock which is an investment to me.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought furniture, family clothes, and foodstuffs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to purchase a welding machine. This will allow me to own a workshop and stop working for people who pays me meager wages.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'd like to buy more furniture for my house using the token transfer. When I receive the first lumpsum, I'd like to pay dowry for my wife so she can come back to me. I am thinking of opening a welding shop with the final lumpsum, but I am aware that it ma
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proud of being able to put food on the table for my three children, even after their mother left.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I regret having never gone to school. I dropped out to fend for my siblings, and life has been really harsh. I am really sad that my peers have succeeded in life, but I have remained poor.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest when I come home in the evening to my three children. They remind me of the happier days when their mother was around.