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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now very relieved because I never thought I would pay bride pride price and my family is now experiencing much peace and happiness.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent 4000 kshs of the transfer to buy matteress, l also bought bed at 3000 kshs the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l planning to build a spacious comfortable house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to construct a house for my family. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy oxen plough and bulls which we will use to plough our farm. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy household items like furniture.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have been able to buy a cow. This was after selling crop produce that we got from our farm.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is lack of a stable source of income to support our family. We sometimes go without food to make ends meet.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am having supper with my family.