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When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I enrolled my son in a teacher's training college with 30000 KES, I spent 6000 KES on a steel door, 6000 KES on 2 steel windows and I invested the remaining 8000 KES in livestock business
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD has enabled me walk-out of the mere embarrassment and prejudice I used to face before from the community members since I could not manage to enroll my child in a college, though he had a good grade, thanks to GD for making a big difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my Token payment on a wardrobe for 6,000 KES small livestock for 4,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lump sum payment on Teachers’ Training College fee for my child
access_time almost 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to buy a dairy cow. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my children. We also plan to spend the to plaster the floor of my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have been able to pay school fees for my child up to college. He has finished college although not yet employed.
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 reliable source of income to help us meet the daily expenditure of the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am busy in my farm. It makes me happy because it's a source of livelihood to my family.