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48200 KES ($474 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of the transfer to buy land as l am planing to put up a house on it, being that l separated with my spouse some time back and came back to my biological home and l do not have a place to stay in comfortably.
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on 20 iron sheets, poles, 2 steel windows and 2 steel doors which I am planning to use to build a new house that is more spacious. I used the balance to start a second hand clothes business from which I can sustain my life.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am happy my daily life has improved such that I own a second hand clothes business from which I earn a daily income that helps me achieve my goals..
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer majorly as capital for starting second hand clothes business. I also paid school fees and bought school uniforms for my children.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy iron sheets and timber then build a house with my upcoming transfer since I am homeless.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
The first thing I plan to do with part of the transfer is to pay school levies and buy school uniforms for my three children in primary school. And finally, I intend to use the remaining amount to buy home clothes for my children and myself.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm very proud of is having managed to keep my children in school until now.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is paying school levies for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I come back home from my casual work having food to be prepared.