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I spent 25,000 KES to pay school fees (secondary school) for my son, I bought 10 iron sheets at 7,000 KES, a bag of maize at 3,000 KES. I also bought a bed at 3,000 KES, mattress at 1,500 KES and shoes for my son at 2,000 KES. I spent the rest on daily food expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now at peace having been able to pay school fees for my son in form four and now am hoping that he will perform well because he is not staying at home with me. I am also happy that I will enlarge my house which is small.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5,000KES for school fees for my child, 1,500 KES for debt, and spent the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I hope to pay school fees for my child. I also plan to build an iron roofed house for myself because am widowed and no one can build a house for me.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying food that we eat as a family, I will pay school fees for my child who is in secondary school, my house is also very small hence I plan to build a bigger house and I will use the remaining amount to buy a cow so that I can keep for milk and I will name it GiveDirect.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I am struggling to see my children go to school regardless of how hard it is using the little money I get from teaching.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that getting money is not easy and am facing hunger which forces me to at times go a day without a meal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning and I am healthy, I give thanks to God because He has enabled me to see another day.