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I bought a set of seats @12,000KES, an ox @20,000KES and spent 12,000KES on buying ironsheet for building an iron roofed house for my family. I spent the remaining on buying school fees and shoes for the children, and on household expenditure.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
i can now seat on seats, and I hope to live in a good iron roofed house. I also hope to produce enough harvest this time because I will be able to use my oxen to plough a larger area of my piece of land.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
We (with my spouse) spent my Token payment on our child’s secondary school fee for 5,000 KES, a mattress for 3,500 KES and assorted food for 1,500 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We (recipient and spouse) are planning to spend the upcoming lump sum on upgrading our house and furnishing
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to open up a business to generate income. Secondly l would wish to build a new house because my house is very small. Finally l would like to buy cows for future use.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to build my own house because before I did not have a house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of capital to start up a business to generate income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day in the morning when Givedirectly staff visited my house.