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48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building my house 48000 KES.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals is to start planting tomatoes for my daily income.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfer is i could not have manage to an iron sheet roofed house.
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I was able to buy 2 cows worth 30,000 KES, school Fees worth 12500 KES, 2 sacks of maize 7000 KES and the remaining 10,000 KES was used in the house
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I can now be able to pay School fees and I also expanded my business which has now improved my living standard
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6000 KES on 2 goats, I paid 2000 KES primary school fees for my 2 children and I spent the remaining 2000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to open a grocery shop and buy some cows with my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I will spend the first half of my transfer to buy some building materials that I will later on use to expand my house so that it can accommodate my expanding family.I will also spend the remaining amount to make a boat that will be hired by my fellow fishermen at a fee.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I saved some little money from my fishing business and managed to build an elegant house that is also a bit spacious compared to the previous house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is that the living standard is very high and getting items like food is not an easy task because they are very expensive and also scarce and another problem I'm currently facing is how to raise school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning after waking up from a great night sleep when I'm fresh and ready to face the day.