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I spent my second transfer on paying school fees for my daughter in secondary school. Previously I used to sell the cattle I have to keep my her in school. I also spent part of the money to construct a kitchen where I could cook from and not the cowshed where I used to.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been able to keep my daughter in school without having to sell my cattle. I am so happy.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer to cultivate my pieces of land and bought food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy,hoping for a high yield this session.
access_time 6 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship at the moment is feeding. This drought has destroyed most of our farms hence scarcity of food. Purchasing foodstuff at the market has also become too expensive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I get the chance to sit down with my family, relax and share our days experience. It is such a niece feeling to me.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money has made and my entire family happy. My house is currently in a poor condition and with this money coming my way, I will use the money to repair and cement it. Secondly, I will construct a toilet, pay my children's school fees and the rest to purchase farm equipments to boost my farm produce.