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I bought two cows 20000 KES, paid school fees 15000 KES, goats for 5000 KES, spent 5000 KES on kiosk stock and 5000 KES for mattress and bedding.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I now have food to eat and have paid school fees for my son.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I expanded my business (5000), bought food (2000) and a goat (3000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to marry another wife since the first one passed away and then build a house.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to revive my shop business that collapsed due to insufficient stock. I also plan to buy and raise a dairy Cow that will give me milk for consumption.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say, being a peasant farmer is my proudest achievement because farming is the main source of my livelihood.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been to live without a wife because I'm now responsible for all the things she use to do in the house like cooking,cleaning and taking care of livestock and I feel it's quite hectic for me as a man.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when there is peace and quite in the house and I'm able to pray for my children silently so that they can start their day on a good note.