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48250 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought a calf for 8700 KES, sand 10000 KES, soil 9500 KES, furniture 10000 KES, bed and mattress 8700 KES
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Yes, I built a kitchen and a house for my son which I did not have in mind before receiving transfers.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have experience a big difference in my life because I have built simba (lion house) for my son who was homeless, I now have two cows and furniture which makes me happy and comfortable. I have gained self esteem.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on buying a cow and a Mkopa solar.I also built an iron roofed house for my son
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I light with solar instead of lantern and paraffin.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on building a kitchen.I also bought clothes for my family and I.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on plastering and expanding my house.I also want to buy water tank and an hurricane lamp.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfers on building a better house,buying water tank and buying some cows to help us with ploughing.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of was being able to put up an iron roof house,I used to live on a thatched roof house that would leak during raining seasons.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is on farming,whereby I have to dig a bigger piece of land using my hands which is exhaustive and slow.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is during morning hours when I create time to farm around my garden since this is the only source of livelihood I have.