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50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to pay school fee for my daughter who was sent home for the school fee arrears, after l have failed to pay for her fee for so long being that l have so many children whom l am taking care of and l do not have a stable source of income. l also spent the transfer on farming and l can proudly said that l got enough produce to eat. The remaining balance l spent to buy utensils.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying a new uniform and games kit and the paying school fee for my son for the new term. I then bought clothes for myself and my whole family. I then used some for cultivating my land then bought seeds which I will start planting ones it starts raining. I then invested the rest in my donuts making business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have seen a big difference in my life because my child is attending school daily thanks to paying his school fee for the term.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer majorly on expanding my chapati business,buying clothes for my family, shoes and utensils.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fees for my son in secondary school and farming maize.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the first part of the transfer to expand my maize growing activities by ploughing two to three acres instead of one acre that I am currently ploughing to increase the yield. Secondly, l intend to use another part of the transfer to expand my small business of selling mandazis. Lastly, I plan to use the remaining amount to pay school fees for my child in secondary school and the two children in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am very proud of is that I managed to buy two sheep with savings from my casual work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am currently facing is paying school fees for my child in secondary school since I don't have reliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after having finished my day's activities relaxing with my children at home.