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I spent 30000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on a sofa set, 14000 KES on a cow, I paid school fees for my 2 children with 3000 KES and we spent the remaining 300 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now living with hopes just like any other person since I have acquired more wealth in courtesy of GD- livestock that I expect to give birth to more young ones and which I can sell to get more money when trapped in a financial problem.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5500 KES of my token payment on primary school fees and uniforms for my children then I spent 2000 KES of it on 4 chicken and the remaining 2500 KES on a sack of maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
My main house is pathetic and therefore I am planning to plaster it with cement and sand using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my children, repair my house and start a small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am most proud of is having bought a cow.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is that my husband is away most of the time and thus I have to take care of my four biological children and two orphans that I have adopted.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is when I am able to get up in the morning and get some casual labor work.