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47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
The larger part of my third transfer was spent on paying off dowry and now I am confident and happy to say I have been married traditionally as it is always one of every woman's dream with the remaining transfer I bought household expenditure
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying my dowry.I also bought 1 sack of maize and cushions.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I had my dowry paid and now am fully married.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on ploughing my rice farm which is my major source of income, paid part of the transfer on school fees for my brother and spent the remaining money on food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was from my vegetable garden when I received the money and I felt very grateful and went on my knees to thank God.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use the transfer on buying household items like chairs,matress and blankets. I will spend the remaining amount on buying some cows. The cows will provide milk for my family and l can also sell some to my villagers.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Being able to own two bulls is my proudest achievement. The bulls assist us in ploughing our farm especially during land preparation so we spend less.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Making ends meet is my biggest harship in my life.Casual jobs in rice fields we depend on for income are limited.This year has been tough because the long rain seasons was short.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the evening when my husband is back home after a day's work.l prepare dinner for my children and husband as we chat