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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on the construction of a new house because my I am a widow and my husband died while he had not yet built a house for me. I am now happy because my children and I have a decent place to live in.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer to building materials because I was living in a very small, old and leaking house with no hope of ever building a new one, but with the building materials, I was certain to build a bigger, plastered and more comfortable house for my family. I also paid laborers building my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am a widow and when my husband died, he left me in a small house with no one to build a house for me, but now I live in a big house, paid school fees for my children and this makes me very happy daily.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3500 KES of the first transfer on buying a matress , 5000 KES on paying school fee and buying school attire and used the rest of the money on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fee for my children in secondary school. I'm also planning to expand my house for us to fit well in it and use whatever I'll be left with to buy a cow.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on expanding my current house by buying extra iron sheets since it is small,lastly I intend to pay school fees for my children whereby one is in form one and the rest in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to educate my first born child upto secondary school,he is in form one currently.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on making ends meet,after my husband passed on it has been a struggle to survive. I have no other person to look up to for assistance.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I sit down with my family and take the evening meal. I find joy to see them cheerful and happy.