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48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on buying steel door after the wooden one I had, had been destroyed by termites. I also bought five goats and a cow that I might sell and get school fees as I still have school going children. Also, I bought the cow for the milk production purposes. I am happy I am able to take milk tea which was not the norm as the price of milk was so high, seldom I would take milk tea even after one month. I do not buy milk anymore. I also bought some furniture given that I constructed a more spacious house using my second transfer and the ones I had, had been so few for my current big house.
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of the second transfer to build a spacious house, since l was staying in a very small house that could not accommodate me with my family members.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l am now staying in a very comfortable house that accommodate me with my family.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a steel door and steel windows that i am going to fix in my door frame. At least my house will be secure. I also bought corn for my family consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
If i get the upcoming transfer,i am planning to expand my current house. I am planning to also pay school fee for my son who is joining secondary school next year.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Firstly, we plan to use part of the transfer to expand this our house, because it is small, and also replace the metal sheets on the roof with new ones, because they leak when it rains. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to pay school fees for our child, whom we expect to join secondary school next year. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to build a latrine.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having bought a cow, and six sheep, as an investment for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, providing food for our family, because of unreliable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons, when I am serving my customers at my stall, with expectations of earning some income for my family to eat.