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This is how I spent my first lumpsum tranfer: I built a semi-permanent house of 22 iron sheets at a total cost of 47300 KES and I spent the remaining 2425 KES on a sack of maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now living happily since I have achieved my dream of acquiring a bigger house in courtesy of GD; this has eased congestion in my household and there is proper circulation and ventilation of air that I lacked before when I was living in a smaller house, the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought sheep @3,000KES, a sack of maize @1,500KES, and paid 900KES medical bill for my child. I spent the rest on groceries.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy iron sheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house for my family, my house fell due to the floods and am now homeless.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to pay school fees for my son who is joining form one came next year. Lastly l would wish to open up a business to generate income to support my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled and bought cows for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in lack of money to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when having supper with my children.