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48200 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I am soo happy as I spent my third transfer on building spacious three roomed house which I never expected to stay in since before the transfer I was staying in a house called " malit osiko" which when it rained it could crack as a result my five children and I were being exposure to cold predisposing us to respiratory diseases. The situation I lived for was a life of missery .
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer to buy iron sheets and steel doors because I want to build a bigger house and put steel doors to enhance its beauty and security. I also bought sand, murram, clay which I will use to plaster my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life is that am soon going to build a bigger house and I will not be smearing my house with cowdung every now and then because am also planning to plaster it.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase a mattress worth 3600 KES, utensils 500 KES ,paid school fees 3900 KES and finally did some shopping worth 2250 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a bigger house and purchase some cattle.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on buying some livestock,I will also buy some furniture since I do not have any and lastly I can use the rest to buy household items and food for the family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able build my house and also working hard to buy few utensils for the house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we are facing currently is on making ends meet. .My husband is the sole provider and anytime he's not able to get some money, we end up sleeping hungry.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I'm resting after cleaning the house and doing other chores around.