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I bought a cow at 20,000 KES, one sheep at 5,000 KES, paid 15,000 KES school fee for my two children in high school, gave 5,000 KES to my husband, bought a sack of maize at 2,900 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
AM now hopeful tha my farms will be tilled at the right time
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 2,000 KES to buy a sheep. Paid 3,000 KES fee to my son is secondary school. I also purchased foodstuffs for family consumption with remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy some oxen and an ox-plough for farming activities.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two kids who are in secondary school, part of the transfer I will spend on buying farm implements like a ploughing machine and a bull. I will also buy two cows that I will give my son so that he can pay as dowry for his wife.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that I was able to take my son to school up to secondary level till he finished school using cash that I have been getting from the sale of my farm produce.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that my kids always sent home for school fees and I was forced to borrow some cash from my neighbour so that I can keep them in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I open my vegetable shop in the morning after I have left my farm. This makes me happy as it is another income source that I depend on.