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48000 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on growing rice that I am currently looking forward to harvest. I am hopeful that I will harvest soon.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying casual workers to plough my rice farm and bought ten sacks of maize for sale so as to earn a living.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have started my own business which serves the villagers with maize and gives me daily income to spend on other needs. Besides, I have managed to increase the scale of rice farming with the transfers and looking foward for a good harvest and good income. This is the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my first transfer on paying workers to plant rice in my farm and now I have planted them on time hence I am assured of good yields at the end of this season. I bought one bag of maize and two school uniform.I also paid for my two children who are in primary school.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer,I felt very happy since I was hopeful of achieving my long term goals which I have never achieved due to my little income.
access_time 1 year ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on buying water pump machine to help in irrigating the farm I have been given to plough,lease some piece of land to help me scale up my farming activities and lastly use the remaining amount to buy food and clothing for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of was one year a go when I kept some poultry which I would sell in time of need.They helped me a great deal.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is on making ends meet, I depend on the small salary from my employer which is not enough to sustain the family I have.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm cultivating in the farm. I'm able to suppliment my small income by farming hence I'm joyous when attending to it.