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I spent the transfer on buying 70 pole 13000 KES, nails 3000 KES, weather board 4000 KES , labor 8000 KES, transportation 2500 KES, water 1500 KES and paid a debt of 10000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference i have seen is that i am in a good house and was able to pay silk debt that i feared they would have come for my things in case i failed to pay them .
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used Ksh 3000 to buy iron sheets to expand my house, bought a bed for Ksh 4000 and two goats for Ksh 3000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will use the next transfer to expand my house,finish paying for a motorbyke we bought on loan, the rest of the money my husband will spend on dowry.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to buy two cows which we will use to pay dowry for Eunice, the remainder of the transfers will be used to purchase a piece of land on which to build our homestead, this is because where we currently reside, land portions are too small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having joined a women's support group and through my savings, I have been able to buy household items and clothes for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I currently have is that my husband does not have a sustainable source of income and my small snacks business is not profitable. This means that we often cannot afford all the basic commodities like clothes and food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part my day is in the afternoon when my children come home from school and I am able to give them something like porridge to drink. This often makes them grateful and they thank me, this makes me very happy.