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I spent 13000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on 20 iron sheets, 7000 KES on a steel door, 9900 KES on 3 windows, 7000 KES on timber and I transported these materials with 2000 KES. I paid for my sister secondary school fees with the remaining 11100 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
GD enabled me acquire more wealth-cows and goats that have reproduced. When we milk these animals we get milk that we drink and sell getting more money that cater for my household needs.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l was sleeping on a mart so l decided to buy a mattress worth 3500kshs l also bought 2 Goats at 2500 each the remaining balance use for paying school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to build a house since l have a small uncomfortable house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to buy cattle and a ploughing machine for farming, renovate our house and to buy household items that we lack.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is providing financial support to my parents, help in educating my younger siblings and other relatives who I have live with from the larger extended family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is that we have a lot of dependants to fend for, yet our income sources are not sustainable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when playing draft with my friends at the market center.