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I spent 20000 KES of my first lumpsum payment on an oxen then I plastered the floor of my main house with the remaining 30000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been asthmatic and I have also been suffering from hypertension but since I started receiving transfers from GD my health has improved since I have acquired better medicare, good housing and healthy diet a great improvement and change in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 6,000 KSH school fee for my son, I also paid 4,000 for my hospital bill.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy livestock.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend part of our transfer to buy water tank and the other part to pay as school fees for our last born son.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are proudest of is that we have managed to educate our children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced in our life is that both of us as couples are asthmatic.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we pray together as a family.