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We bought 25 iron sheets for 16,250 KES, poles for 10,000 KES, nails for 4,000 KES, fissure board for 3,000 KES and paid 7,000 KES for labour. The rest of the transfer was spent on buying food and other HH expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have constructed a bigger house that can comfortably contain my belongings and my family. The previous house was quite small.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought two iron sheets at 1,300 KES, poles for roofing at 300 KES, cushions for my seats at 1,200 KES. I also paid a group loan of 2,700 KES and bought dry maize at 500 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to construct a new house as the one am living in is old and dilapidated with cracked walls.
access_time almost 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to build a new house. Secondly l would wish to buy household items . Secondly l would wish to buy a cow which l will sale later to pay school fees. Finally l would like to buy household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to buy a cow and a goat for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper shelter since my house is leaking and is in a very bad condition.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I have worked and got some money to feed my family.