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I spent the first lumpsum building kitchen at a cost of 15000 KES, bought a cow at 20000 KES, paid school fee at 10000 KES and spent the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I had a small house that couldn't accommodate my famil but now I h ave a kitchen that helps me in cooking and also helps my children in sleeping.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent KES 5000 of the token payment on paying school fees for my daughter in a high school, KES 3000 on buying a sack of maize and the remaining KES 2000 on settling my debts.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
If the upcoming lumpsum lands on my hands, I will buy a pair of oxen and the rest of the money spend on paying the school fees for my 3 children.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to educate my children in college, invest in farming so as to get good produce by buying a bull for ploughing, and start up a business that entails sales of food grains such as maize and beans so as to increase my level of earning.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have educated my children and orphans that I adopted through small income that I got from quarry mining.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is lack of money to sufficiently feed my family because a considerable amount of money we earn goes to school fee.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have food for my family after a day's job.