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Used 10,000 KES to erect a pit latrine, bought a cow at 17,000 KES, 30 bags of cement at 22,500 KES,
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am no longer borrowing bulls from realtives to plough my farms, unlike before when I used to till my lands late after the others because I did not have enough bulls for a plough.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a sofa seat at 8000 KES and spent 2000 KES on my child's school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan on buying an ox and plastering my house.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer to complete my course in hairdressing. I also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my younger sister who is in high school. I also plan to spend the transfer to start my own hairdressing business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been able to pay part of my fee required in hairdressing college.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that I don't have a reliable source of income. I only depend on farming to support myself and my son.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am in the farm weeding.