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48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of the third transfer on buying fishing gears and paid 22000 KES school fee.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of sustaining my fishing business so that I'm self reliant.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would if I never received the transfer because I now have my own fishing net so I do not have to be employed to work on ones fishing net.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 32000 KES of the first lumpsum on buying a new boat, paid school fee of 15000 KES for my two children in secondary school and used the rest of the money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because I now have a source of income from the boat I bought and I have also managed to clear school fee.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 8000 KES school fees for my 5 children then I spent the remaining 2000 KES on food and that is how I spent the whole of my token payment.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
As a fisherman, I will invest the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment in fishing equipment like hooks and fishing nets.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to spend the first portion of my transfer on school fees since my son and my daughter still owes the school a huge balance.I would also like to make my own boat and buy some fishing gears that will aid in fishing so that I can earn some income out of it.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say,my proudest achievement was switching from a grass thatched house that used to leak whenever it rain to a better iron roofed house that is also spacious.I am happy that I am not being rained on anymore.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is how to raise school fees because I don't have a reliable source of income and it is very unfortunate that last term my son missed his exams.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning when I'm fishing because I am sure of getting some money at the end of the day.