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I spent 18800 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on 30 iron sheets, 4000 KES on a bed, 4200 KES on a mattress, 2800 KES on a sack of maize, 9500 KES on timbers, 3100 KES on a goat, I paid primary school fees for my 2 grandchildren with 4000 KES and I saved the remaining 3600 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was initially sleeping on a mat that was hard and could make me suffer from frequent backaches, however since I started receiving transfers from GD, I have been able to sleep well and more comfortably on a high density mattress which has improved my health, the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5000 KES on latrine construction, 1500 KES on my grandchild's school fees and 3000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan on building an iron roofed house and buying cattle.
access_time almost 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy a sack of maize, and to expand my house, I also want to buy a water tank.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The greatest achievement in my life was being able to take care of my children
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is now raising my grandchildren who are orphans, I struggle a lot because I don't have any source of income
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i take breakfast in the morning with my grandchildren, I don't get to have breakfast everyday.