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I spent my first lumpsum transfer on paying school fees for my daughter.I also built a kitchen and ploughed with the money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a kitchen where I can cook.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought iron sheets at 5,000 KES, paid 2,000 KES school fees and spent the remaining amount on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a kitchen and a main house. I also want to buy chairs and a cow.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to use the transfer money to a expand our house and build a small kitchen. We also plan to use part of the transfer to pay school fees for our daughter in high school. We also plan to use the remaining balance to buy food stuffs.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that make us proud is that we have managed to raise our children well despite living in poverty.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced is that my husband has been sickling for long and he is bedridden. He is helpless and I have to treat him as a baby. I am the sole bread winner and its really tough especially if I don't get any food to bring home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I managed to get food for my family in the evening.