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I spent 28000 KES of my first lumpsum payment on 2 oxen, 16000 KES on 2 sofa sets and around 6000 KES on secondary school fees for my daughter.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Give Directly has actually transformed my life, I am having 2 oxen and I can now plow my farm with them something that never used to happen before.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought bedding at 7,200 KES, a water container and utensils both at 3,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to buy bulls for ploughing purposes, and I also want to pay school fees for my daughter who is joining secondary school.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to use the first transfer to buy furniture for my house. We also plan to buy bed and beddings. We also plan to use the second transfer to pay school fees and build a kitchen. We also plan to use the remaining balance to buy oxen plough.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that am proud of is that I have managed to use the little income that I get from farm produce to build a house for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in my life is paying school fees out of the little finances that I have and this overwhelms my effort.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up alive and am able to perform my duties.