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I spent 43000 KES in catering for the cost of building a house, paid 5000 KES in school and saved 12000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am happy and relieved because I had a squeezed house but now I have a spacious house.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on paying school fees for my children.I also paid off a debt and bought a mattress.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building an iron roofed house.I also want to buy a cow and pay school fees.
access_time almost 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on the following; building a better, bigger house,paying school fees for my children of which one is in form one right now and lastly use the remaining bit to start up a small business for income generation to help in sustaining my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to teach my children upto Secondary School level,this I did while working as a waiter in some local hotel where payment was little.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is on paying school fees for my children on no proper source of income and also making ends meets for instance getting daily food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I normally set a side some time to study my bible and learn the word of God.This gives me hope in life even as I go through hardships.