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I spent a larger portion of my second transfer on buying two cows. I paid school fee for my children in school and used some money to repair my bicycle.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the peace of mind I have for having paid school fee. I also have the hopes of having more cows in future after my cows have given birth.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My wife runs a grocery-she sells vegetables and therefore when I received my first transfer, we boosted the grocery with 4500 KES and invested the rest in commercial farming. I do horticultural farming, growing kales and tomatoes and therefore this money has made us more productive.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I had been waiting for this money anxiously since I knew that definitely I would get it and therefore when I ultimately received it, I just thanked God and Give Directly fraternity for the support.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is being the only bread winner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when working in my farm.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I am going to move from doing subsistence farming to commercial farming hence increasing my income and improve my living standards.