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We bought a cow at 15,000 KES, 3 sheep at 6,000 KES, a mattress at 4,500 KES and a bag of maize at 3,000 KES. We also bought iron sheets at 3,000 KES to construct a cow pen and the rest of the transfer will be spent on school fees next term.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The walls of my house had been eroded but I managed to plaster them after receiving the first transfer from GD and now the house is strong and the floor plastered, therefore am no longer worried about rainfall eroding the walls of my house.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
3,000KES bought and fixed metal windows, window glasses, a metal door @ 7,000KES, maize @ 3,000
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy a milk cow and 2 goats forvkeeping. I plan to keep money for school fees for my child who is joining form 1 next year; he is sitting for his final primary school exam at the end of the year. I also plan to increase capital for my cereal business to increase my profit.
access_time 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to plaster my house. I also plan to spend the transfer to build a toilet. I also plan to spend the transfer to buy a cow that would help me with milk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement has been being able to build iron roofed house. This has been made possible through savings that I had made from farming and also sale of groundnuts.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is lack of a stable income to support my family. Sometimes am overwhelmed by school fees that I have been paying for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am having dinner with my family. I feel happy because they are my strength.