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I spent 32,000 KES to buy two oxen to help me in farming, bought a sewing machine at 10,000 KES and two sheep at 3,000 KES. The rest was spent on daily house hold expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Before I got money from GD, I used to spend money to hire oxen from other people to plough my farm. Since I bought my own oxen, I've managed to save much money that I would have otherwise spent on farm expenses. The money saved has helped me a lot in daily household expenses.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying a steel door and paying for labour fees for fixing it.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on buying 2 cows and an oxe plough.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to fix the door and also buy two oxen
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I bought iron sheets that I used to construct my house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I get food for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I do menial work in order to put food on the table which is very difficult.