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I paid 5000 school fees for my eldest daughter who was joining secondary school. We did not have food at home and so I bought a sack of maize @ 2000 for consumption. I also spent 3,000KES on buying 2 goats for keeping.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
My house is in poor condition; I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy fishing gears like nets because I am a part time fisherman. Here in the lake region fishing earns a lot of money. I would also like to buy cattle and a ploughing machine for farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is this far I have come without my parents. We were orphaned at a tender age, I am the first born. I am proud of the fact that I have been able to take care and educate my siblings, I have worked hard to pay dowry for my wife which is is a very big deal according to Luo customs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of a proper source of income. I am trying my best though but it's difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I get paid for a casual job especially in the evening. I feel at peace then.