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I bought 30 iron sheets at 18,600 KES, a sofaset at 16,000 KES, one still door at 7,000 KES, utensils at 1,700 KES, used 1,500 KES on transportation, bought clothes and shoes at 3,000 KES for my children and I, five kilograms of nails at 1,000 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My children are no longer walking naked as before.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought mattress for 4000 KES, 10 cushions for 3000 KES, iron sheets 1980 and bought food with the rest of the amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We are planning to build a house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to buy building materials and construct a house for the family being that we are currently staying in a rental house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy household items like furniture and bed. We also plan to spend the transfer the to start a business that would enable us get income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have been able to take our children to school. We have tried very hard to pay fees from the meagre income that we get from fishing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we don't have a stable source of income to support our family. We solely depend on fishing for a livelihood though it has been unreliable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am preparing dinner for my family.