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We bought 35 iron sheets for 26,250 KES, poles for 6,000 KES, nails for 2,000 KES and paid 4,000 KES as labour to construct our house. We also spent 6,000 KES to pay school fees and the rest was pent on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a very small house (two roomed) but now I live in a much bigger house which is spacious enough and our children have somewhere to comfortably sleep in.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 9,000KES school fee for my daughter in high school and used the remaining amount on fare to the school and back.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build a new roofed house with cemented floor then use the rest on school fees.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to pay school for our children, cement the floor of our house, and to boost our small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is this far we've come, we started from zero, but we managed to buy land, build this house and raise our children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face now is the burden of school fees especially for two of my eldest children who are in secondary school
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when i pray and thank God for the gift of life.