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I bought a mattress at 4,000KES, sofa set at 15,000KES, one cow at 15,000KES, one clothe box at 1,500KES, two plastic chairs 1,600KES, used 2,000KES on transportation, used 1,500KES to buy a radio and 500KES gumboots for my husband, bought 5 iron sheets at 3,100KES, 5 kilograms of nails at 1,600KES, paid 1,700KES school fee for my three children then used the rest on daily sustenance.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now feel rich now that am not longer hustling so much.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I added some money, bought ironsheet and built an iron roofed house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy oxen that I can use for ploughing my land. I do not have much household items, I therefore hope to buy a matress, seats and other household items.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to build a house for our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having bought a few household items. I bought the items with money I earned from selling ropes made from sisal plants.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have is lack of a proper house. We are often rained on as we have a leaking grass thatched roof.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is around midday. This is because I usually have a meal, if available, at that time.