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50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used to stay in an eight iron roofed house,you can imagine how squeezed it was. So immediately I received my second transfer,I spent most of it on buying building materials that I used to build a new house. I now stay in a thirty iron roofed house, The remaining amount I spent on food for my family consumes.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building my house 50000KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i have built a new big house.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token payment to pay secondary school fees KES 5000, bought 2 iron sheets KES 1200, ploughed my farm KES 2000 and bought food KES 1850.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming lump-sum payment to build a bigger house and buy chairs.
access_time 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to use part of the money to build four roomed semi-permanent house since I have a one roomed house, then buy two diary cows and use the remaining to start a poultry business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is I was able to pay school fees for my daughter until she finished form four despite the fact that I don't have a stable income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship am facing is my house is leaking and when the heavy rains starts it might even fall since the walls are so weak.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when av sat down sewing sisal ropes for sale.