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50000 KES ($495 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
My piece of land has been infertile hence most of the time I had to purchase food which is expensive, so when I received my third transfer I used the larger portion of the money on farming. I planted maize and sugarcane and the maize that I planted is the food that we are enjoying nowardays. I also bought decent clothes for my children and paid fees for my nephew who was in high school by then.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on renting a piece of land and ploughed it to have good returns and stop buying maize for my consumption.I also bought clothes and food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children and I have never slept hungry since we started receiving the transfer.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent 1000 KES on school uniforms for my 3 children in a primary school and we spent the remaining 9000 KES on daily food items.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am looking for a farm and therefore when I receive this my upcoming transfer, I will rent an acre piece of land and invest in sugarcane and maize farming.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy farm inputs like seeds and fertiliser.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having toiled in my farm for very long and eventually managed to build a better house for my family. This was possible because I saved money that I got from selling my farm produce.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to arrange a proper funeral for my mother in law.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up and get to see my children's faces.