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I bought 28 iron sheets for 18,700 KES, poles for 6,700 KES, nails for 1,000 KES and paid 4,000 KES as labour charges to construct my house. I also bought a heifer for 15,000 KES and a bag of maize for 3,000 KES. The rest was spent on buying food in the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was previously living in a very small house that could not comfortably accommodate me and my family, but now am living in a much bigger house and my children have a place to comfortably sleep in and keep their belongings.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3800 KES on a mattress, 2000 KES on my child's school fees and 3500 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan on building a house extension, paying school fees buying chairs and a cow.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house because its small, buy household furniture, and pay my daughter's school fee.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest that I have managed to take care of my children after my spouse's demise.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is having to live with HIV&AIDS.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the morning when my family wake up.