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47000 KES ($454 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on buying furniture as I only had one and any time I hosted visitors, I had to ask more from my neighbors to accommodate them. I also bought a cow for milk production purposes to avoid buying from the neighbours and save the money. The remaining I spent on buying utensils for my kitchen.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying seats, solar lamp for lighting, a cow and paid school fees for my two children. Besides I spent on a sack of maize and utensils for cooking.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having seats and a cow which I dint have before receiving the money. I am so happy about this.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a mattress so as I get a comfortable place to sleep at. The remaining cash I spent on buying a bag of corn for consumption.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy when I received my transfer. I knelt down and pray to thank God for the blessings.
access_time over 1 year ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to invest part of our transfer on sugarcane farming by buying seeds, fertilizers and pay for labour, secondly we intend to buy one dairy cow and use the remaining amount to buy household items like furniture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Few months ago I was able to buy one goat after saving money from casual jobs. I hope it will give birth to many more and make me even prouder.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a woman,I take pride in a neat and clean house but as you can see I have no furniture and my house looks empty,I see this as a hardship since when visitors come, they can't find any chair to sit on.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon after spending morning hours in the farm.This time allows me to rest and watch over my youngest child.