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50000 KES ($493 USD)
over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on plastering my house and kitchen.I also bought a solar panel and ploughed with the money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a kitchen now.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to built a kitchen.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to plaster my main house with a portion of the transfer while the rest I'll use to buy a cow.
8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the first transfer to build a kitchen and a toilet. I also plan to buy a cow and use the remaining balance to pay school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proud of is that I have managed to build my own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is of social exclusion from other family members. Since my husband passed on, no one wants to associate with me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when am able to get profit from the sale of my goods.
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