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48200 KES ($477 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of the third transfer to start cattle farming, l bought two dairy cow, this will save me from spending money to buying milk from neighbors.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 26000 KES of my second transfer on buying both cow and sheep for rearing. I bought furniture at 10000 KES because I didn't have any chair. I used 6000 KES to renovate my house because it didn't have good ventilation. I used 2000 KES to open a small business because I didn't have any source of income. I gave my dad 3000 KES and used the rest of the money on buying food for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my dailylife is that I'm able to meet my needs because I have a business so I don't have to ask my spouse for everything.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying two sacks of maize, four iron-sheets and paid for building labour. I then spent the rest of the money on buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I felt very excited because I knew that my life would never be the same since I would be able to expand my house which I had always wished for.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to buy furniture for my house and also to buy building materials so that I may put up a better house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest about the fact that I have settled in my marriage and we own our home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have had to go hungry and to go to bed on an empty stomach because of lack of food in our home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is whenever I am in the cooking area of our house preparing food for my family.