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When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I built a semi-permanent house of 40 iron sheets with 21000 KES, I spent 12000 KES on a heifer, I paid school fees for my 2 children with 7000 KES and the remaining 10000 KES on daily household items like food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have made a step in life since I have managed to acquire a bigger house in courtesy of GD, which has improved my security of my belongings and privacy as opposed to before.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 10,000KES on paying school fees and buying text books for my children. I also paid 4,000KES debt, and bought a lamp for my childern to use when doing home work.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I find it difficult to plough my farm during planting season, I therefore plan to buy oxen to use for ploughing my farm.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying two cows that I will use in ploughing my farm, I will also buy five chicken that I can breed and to renovate my house by buying chairs. I will spend the remaining amount in starting a small business of selling cattle.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that previously I never had a cow but I tried my best through taking good care of my goats that I sold in order to buy a calf.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that getting food to eat is not easy and I get very little that cannot sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go out to graze my goats in the morning in our grazing land.