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I paid 30,000 KES school fee for my two children, bought one lorry of sand at 10,000 KES, 10 bags of cement at 8,000 KES, used 500 KES on transportation, gave 1,000 KES to someone who erecting my latrine then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My child is now going to school because the fee is now cleared.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees for my kids, utensils and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I would like to repair my house and buy livestock.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend our transfer on building a better house, we plan to buy fishing gear so that we can start fishing and we also plan to buy a cow that we can use for ploughing our land. We also plan to build a toilet.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we have sold produce from our farm that has enabled us to build our house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that during dry season we find it hard to get food that can feed our family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the market to sell cows in the morning and I get a good price for it.