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Moses's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I have never paid my wife's dowry as required of me by our traditions, so I bought some cows that I used for this purpose, we are now happily married and staying as a peaceful family. I also ploughed my two acre piece of land where I grow corn being that I had retired, and I am now fully on subsistence farming to sustain my family, have enough corn in my house now. The other part of my transfer I spent taking my wife out for a retreat to relax away from the daily household duties and with our daily household use.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying cultivation fees for my two acre farm and bought seeds collectively 8000 KES.I have bought electricity installation materials 30000 KES. I also bought household items 7000 KES and gave my wife some amount of money for upkeep 5,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life are ; I have peace of mind and happiness since I have cultivated my farm on time and at the end of the harvesting season I am assured of food security for my household.I havealso acquired the necessary electricity installation materials hence I am hopeful of installing electricity in my homestead with the upcoming transfer.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchase of top dressing fertilizer as well as certified maize and bean seeds for improved yield (5,000 KES) and also bought a bag of dry corn as well as assorted food items ( 5,000 KES) .
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt like crying because my transfer had delayed too much and I had almost given up. Here, at long last I could pick up the plans I had dropped.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to buy a water pump, that we intend to use to irrigate our farm, where we plan to grow kales and tomatoes. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to buy a cow, that would provide us with milk for family use. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to expand this our house, because it is small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having bought a chicken with savings from our subsistence farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, providing food for our family due to inadequate income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings, when we sit together as a family chatting as we wait for supper.