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I bought 10 iron sheets at 5,800 KES, one still door at 7,000 KES, two still windows at 6,000 KES, 38 roofing poles at 5,700 KES, 35 wall poles at 8,800 KES, paid 3,500 KES labour charge, one goat at 2,000 KES, one flask and basin at 1,300 KES, paid 2,500 KES school fee for my daughter in high school, one school uniform, a pair of shoes and home clothe at 2,800 KES. I then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
People are now seeing me as an important person I have a decent house.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 5,000 KES school fees, I also bought 15 water containers at 4,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
i'm planning to renovate my house.
access_time almost 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to invest in business, buy household items that I lack like beddings, build a house and to buy cows for milk purposes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is educating my eldest daughter to college level. She graduated recently. I am happy to see all my children go to school because I didn't have a chance to.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is just the burden of school fees. I still have the younger kids going to school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to the farm. This is the main source of our livelihood.