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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I am a herdsman being paid only 2000 Kes monthly that could not sustain my family not even pay my wife's dowry as required of me by traditions,so when I received my third transfer I paid my wife's dowry as traditions require of me. I am now legally and happily married to my wife.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Before I received my first transfer, I had not paid my wife's dowry meaning that our relationship was not legitimate and was frowned upon by our parents and therefore the moment I received the money, I spent on 2 bulls and hired a pick-up to transport them to my in-laws. Ultimately I paid the dowry and we are now living happily.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference that I can mention in my daily life in relationship with Give Directly's transfers is that we have managed to legitimize our relationship. We are now happily married.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on a seven seater sofa set 9000 KES, paid primary school fees for my children 500 KES and bought food 300 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on a cow for my wife's bride price and buy more iron sheets for building a new house.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to invest our transfer on large scale farming of rice and buy two bulls to help in ploughing. Rice has a ready market in our area and able to give good returns.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having built our current iron roofed house,this is an achievement because in the past we lived in a leaking dilapidated thatched house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face now is lack of household items like furniture and bedding..Our house is not as neat as we would want it to be.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I'm in my rice farm weeding.Rice has been our greatest source of income since we're able to sell it and get some income.