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I paid 34,000 KES school fee for my three children and my sister's child, bought two mattresses at 6,500 KES, six plastic chairs at 3,000 KES, one wooden bed at 2,000 KES and wall poles at 4,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My children are eating well because am doing some small fish business that brings income for my family.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on paying secondary school fee for my child for 5,000 KES and buying water storage tank and utensils for 5,000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on construction of a new house and also buying livestock
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a house, I will pay school fees for my children, I will buy chicken, goats and sheep so that I can rear. I will also use part of the remains transfer to start a small business of selling fish.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have always been a good farmer and I used to rear chicken.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life currently is that I don't have a house and because I stay in a rental house, during end month I find it difficult to get house rent.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when my children are with me in the house in the evening when we are having supper while telling stories.