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I used my transfer to buy a cow (18000), 5 seater sofa set (8000), a table (3000), a bed (4000), a mattress (4000), food (2500) and paid school fees (10000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD has enabled me acquire assets within a short time. I now sleep comfortably, my house is well light with solar lights, i can plough easily with the cow i bought and i completed secondary school fees for this year. I am so happy and relieved.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 2500 KES of my token payment on uniforms for my children, 6000 KES on a solar panel and the remaining 1500 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy 2 oxen, build a latrine and pay dowry using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a toilet, pay dowry, pay school fees for my child who joining secondary school next year and buy household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was being able to build a house for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of a steady source of income. I have many children and taking care of them is difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am able to sit down with my family and have a meal. This is because I really care for them.