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48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a cow at 18500 KES.I also bought 2 sacks of maize at 6400 KES,paid school fees for my children of 8000 and remaining with 6000 KES which am buying food.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of expanding my house
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have my children in school because I paid school fees.
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l spend the transfer to pay school fees of 30000 kshs to my two children in high school
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
l am eating well because my business is doing well.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 4,000 KES to pay fees to my son in high school. Used 2,000 KES to settle some debt. I also spent the rest on repairing my fishing nets because it was in bad condition.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to enlarge my house because its too small. I'm also planning to buy some cows with the remaining amount. This will see me get free milk for my family and to a great extent sell part of the milk to cater for other family needs.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my son in high school. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls and oxen plough that I will use during ploughing. I also plan to spend the transfer to expand the size of my house to accommodate my big family. I also plan to spend the transfer to revive my earlier business of selling fish.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to pay school fees for my son up to form two level. I have been able to achieve this through the little income that I get from the sale of sisal ropes and charcoal that I have been making.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when my son was sent home from school due to lack of school fees. It has been difficult for me because I can't afford to pay for his education. I depend only on the little money that I get from the sale of sisal ropes and charcoal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am busy making charcoal or sisal ropes that I do sell to get income.