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Wycliffe's family
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30,000 KES to buy two cows to pay bride price, bought mattress for 5,000 KES, table for 3,000 KES, seats for 8,000 KES and bought a water container for 3,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I bought solar lamps with the first transfer and this has remarkably improved the lighting in my house and having paid the bride price has relieved of the shame I would have if I had not done this.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought iron sheets at a total cost of 5,000 KES, I paid debt of 3,000 KES and paid 2,000 KES school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy motor cycle.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying dowry for my wife using the first transfer and the second transfer I will spend on buying a second hand motorcycle that I can use in doing business of carrying goods that I can sell which include fruits like bananas and mangoes. The final transfer I will spend on buying two bulls that I can use in plowing my farm. The remaining amount I will use in clearing school fees debt for my kids.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I proudest of is that I was able to get a wife whom we have kids with and this I see as my achievement.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that my income is very unstable as at times I can get work but some days I go without any work hence this makes my life to be difficult.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning and start weaving baskets as a hobby. This makes me happy as it is my passion.