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I spent 37000 KES of the first lumpsum in catering for the cost of building a kitchen, paid school fee 8000 KES and spent the rest on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been having problems with a kitchen but now I have a stable kitchen.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5000 KES on expanding my main house from 2-4 rooms, 1000 KES on school fees for my child and the remaining 4000 KES of the token transfer on subsistence farming.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When I get the upcoming lumpsum transfer, I will renovate and connect my house to electricity.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying cows that I will take to my in-laws as dowry, I will pay school school fees for my children as one is in secondary school and six of them are in primary school and the remaining amount I will spend on repairing my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that through working a casual labourer in the stone quarry,I have been able to take my child to school up to form four in a local secondary school and for this I am a proud parent.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is at times my kids are sent home for school fees and back at home also we don't have food to eat making us to go a day without food and this happens when I don't have enough income that I can spend on taking care of my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the quarry site in the morning and the stones that I had dug are bought by those doing house construction,then I am happy.