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I spent my first transfer on expanding my house.I also bought sand,clothes for my children,utensils,1 sack of maize and added capital to my clothes business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have ease in buying food for my family since I have good income from my business.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent transfer on buying mattress 4300 KES, uniform 800 KES, 1 sack of maize 2000 KES and used balance on daily meals.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on building my own spacious house.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to buy two oxen to help us plough our farm since we have ploughing machine. Secondly l would wish to expand my house because it is small to accommodate my family. Finally l would like to expand my business to generate income since I very delicate and can not hard jobs
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled through farming and built our own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is illness since we have really used a lot of money in the hospital.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day in the morning when all my family members are in good health.