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I used my first transfer to build a new house (35000), bought a cow (10000) and food (5000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I Had a very small house that could not accommodate my visitors but now i have three spacious rooms. my household has access to food on a daily basis and life is easy.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I built a kitchen (6000), bought and planted maize (2800) and paid school fee (900)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house, buy two cows for my dowry payment and start a business with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a bigger house as the one I stay in is very small and cannot accommodate my family and visitors, I will buy some cows that will be used in ploughing our farm and part of the transfer will be used to pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have been able to establish a woodlot in my compound and when it grows I know I will get timber that I can sell to get money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our land is not very fertile and when it rains it gets flooded forcing us to seek refuge in school compounds thereby abandoning our home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to do sand harvesting in the morning and I get paid, I am happy knowing that my family will have money to buy food to eat.