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50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the first lumpsum to pay school free (15000 KES), weeding (4000 KES) a cow (16000 KES) metal box (3500 KES) iron sheets (6500 KES) and gave 3500 KES to run a kiosk shop.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have built a poultry house, relieved from the burden of school fees and my wife too gets income from the business she started.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 7,000 KES to till my farm. I also paid 2,800 KES fees to my daughter in high school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a pit latrine with a portion of the transfer. I'm also planning to rare local poultry. Apart from that, I have an intention of building a kitchen where my spouse can prepare daily meals and also to serve as children's sleeping house.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to repair our toilet, buy two cows and a hoe for farming, I also want to start rearing chicken and the remainder we will use to pay school
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is the plots of land I have been able to buy, I use them for farming. I am a large scale farmer.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face now is school fees, our children are in secondary schools and colleges
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to the farm.