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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has fully changed since i have enough stock of food in my house that makes my family very happy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I became very happy about the transfer and i was sure of doing my work as planned.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend the transfer to start a new business of raring and selling chicken at ksh.30000,i also bought food for my family at ksh.11500,and i bought clothes for my family and I at ksh.5000,and the rest i saved for future use.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In the past five years, I have had the challenge to take my three children through secondary school. This is because I did not have the ability to pay for their fees. I moved them from school to another looking for a cheaper one. Accidentally, those were the times of famine thus a financial crisis. They have since completed school but have not pursued college education on financial grounds. One of them has since been married off to ease the burden of having to feed my family of 7. This is the biggest hardship I have faced in my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is the time we converge at the family table for meals and family discourse. It is during this time too that laughter is rife. It gives me joy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
At the moment I have a half an acre farm of boma rhodes livestock feeds. Therefore receiving this amount of money means I am in a position to buy one more milking cow to make it two. Moreover, I have a vision of rearing up to 100 chicken in my compound. This kind of farming will change my life; I will not seek employment elsewhere.