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50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my third transfer to renovate my house by plastering which had been destroyed by termites and the rain,then spent the rest of the money on medical help.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to renovate my old iron roofed house which was almost falling down and the other part of the money l spent to build a kitchen.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that l have a very strong house hence l do not need to worry when it is raining, l also have some where to cook.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying an oxen at 8,000 KES and used the remaining money on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building a new house because my house is almost crumbling down due to lots rain.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, cement, timber, round poles, nails and iron roofing sheets which I will use to build a better house for myself. The remaining transfers will be used to buy a dairy cow so that I can sell some milk and also drink some.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a broom maker and after selling the brooms I was able to buy a goat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is ill health, the right side of my body is partially paralyzed. This means that I can hardly till my farm and therefore I cannot get any income. I fear that I may succumb to the illness if my financial situation does not improve. This is because I do not have enough money to seek treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I am having my lunch together with my friends. We often chat and relax after working in the farm in the morning and this makes me very happy.