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10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought one mattress at 3,500 KES, a spray pump at 2,500 KES, paid 2,500 KES school fee for my child in form one then added some of my money to the rest of the cash and bought two blankets, a matt and two bed-sheets at 1,750 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build a house of 30 iron sheets with cemented walls and floor then buy a cow if the money will be remaining after the house construction.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to construct a new house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy bulls and oxen plough which we plan to use to plough our farms. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have tried so hard and have been able to buy a cow.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we don't have a stable source of income that can enable us meet the needs of the family. We only depend on subsistence farming as a major source of livelihood and this is unreliable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I manage to get a small money which I can use to buy food for my family.