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50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the first lumpsum to buy two bull cows (35000 KES) bed and mattress (10000 KES) solar lamp (4000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I no longer sleep on a spring bed, I have bull cows for farming and solar lump for lighting instead of paraffin lamp.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5,000KES on buiying cushions for my seats, and 3,700KES on buying school uniform for my children. They used to wear torn uniform to school and had been sent away.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy oxen and a plough for ploughing my piece of land for palnting. I do not have money to hire the services therefore i have to dig with a hoe and it is tedious.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to use this transfer to buy oxen plough to help us during ploughing. We also plan to build a bigger house to accommodate our family. We also plan to use the remaining balance to buy furniture and also build a kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that we are proud of is that we have managed to build our own house however small it is.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced is frequent sickness. Our children have been sickling thus requiring frequent medication.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when all family members wake up in the morning alive.