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I spent 15,000 KES to buy 20 bags of cement, sand for 15,000 KES and paid 15,000 KES to construct the house. The rest was spent on other daily HH expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a small semi-permanent house that had been knocked by a lorry and was almost falling down, but now I live in a permanent house with better roofing and walls and am not worried about the walls collapsing on me.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7,000 KES to get construction stones and 2,000 KES on buying a sheep.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to add construction materials (sand, cement, iron sheets etc) to complete construction of my house.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to buy building materials and construct a new house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy two bulls which we will use to plough our farms. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fee for our children in high school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that at we have been able to build iron roofed house for our family. It wasn't an easy task because we had to deny ourselves some leisures and saved money for that course.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is water scarcity. We have to walk for long distance to the lake to fetch water.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am busy in my farm weeding my crops.