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I built a semi-permanent kitchen of 20 iron sheets at a total cost of 20000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer, I organized for the burial of my father with 10000 KES then I spent 10000 KES on 3 steel windows and the remaining 9725 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I can now sleep close to my household members-children in the same compound, which has revamped their security as opposed to before when they had to walk longer distances to look for places to sleep at; I am now having a kitchen serving as both sleeping place and a kitchen the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought iron sheets and poles at a total cost of 6,000 KES, I purchased one bag of maize at 2,000 KES and paid 1,500 KES school fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy 2 cows and build kitchen.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer on livestock rearing so that I can be able to sell them and educate my children when they get to secondary school. I am also planning to buy a piece of land where I can do farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest that I have a husband and children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of sufficient funds to feed and ensure my children go to school because we do not have reliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at lunch time when I have earned money and I have food for my children to eat.