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I bought two cows (27000 KES) a sheep (2500 KES) bed (3000 KES) a sack of maize (3200 KES) clothes and shoes (22000 KES) utensils (1000 KES) a lamp (300 KES) school fees(1300 KES) and 10000 KES on fish business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is in my life is that I now own cows, I have food to eat and my children goes to school without being chased for school fees.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a mattress because mine was old. I purchased a sack of grains for family consumption. I also bought cushions for my chairs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a new iron roofed house because my current house is small in size. I'm also planning to settle my dowry with the remaining amount.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a house, pay school fees for my children, buy some livestock and start a small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having given birth to three wonderful children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is lack of good profits from my fish selling business, thus my income has reduced and consequently my family's lifestyle has not been that good.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the morning. This is because I have lived to see another day.