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I spent the whole of my first lumpsum payment on building a semi-permanent house of 36 iron sheets.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD has created a big difference in my daily life since it has liberated me from constant stress like where to get a roof over my head and how to educate my children and this would probably make me live longer.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to purchase 10 new iron sheets which I'll use to build a new house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a new house with a larger portion of the transfer because my current house is too small. I 'm also planning to buy a bull with the remaining amount which I'll use in farming activities.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children, I will also build a bigger house because the one I stay in is in a bad state and its almost falling down. I will also buy a water storage tank as our village has water shortage problem. The remainder I will use in starting a small business of selling cattle.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I was able to buy a ploughing machine that is driven by a cow so that I can use on my farm. This am proud because I used my own cash that I got from my farm income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is paying school fees for my children as I don't have a stable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when we are seated together as a family in the evening to eat supper while talking to one another.