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I bought 6 bags of cement at 4,800 KES, a lorry of sand at 6,000 KES, a lorry of gravel at 4,000 KES, paid 9,000 KES labor charge, 18,000 KES school fee for my daughter in high school, used 6,000 KES to boost my charcoal business then added some of my money to the rest of thecash and bought 12 cushions at 3,360 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer stressed up due to the things I lacked before.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 5,000 KES to pay my daughter in secondary school fee. I also invested the rest in cereal business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to invest the coming transfer in livestock farming.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two grandchildren, I will also spend part of my transfer on repairing my house as it is in bad condition as the floor is also not cemented,I will also buy a bull that I will use in ploughing my farm and the remaining amount I will spend on buying a piece of land that we can use in planting crops.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that through struggle I managed to save some cash that we used to buy land that we built our house and our kids now have a place called home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that my income is not stable and I have kids who are now grown ups and they haven't managed to get dowry to pay for their wives and this really makes me to think of how I will get cash to assist them hence it is my hardship.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning to plough it and in the end I get a good harvest,I am happy because we have food that I can use to feed my family.