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I bought 10 bags of cement at 8,000 KES, sand at 13,000 KES, a lorry of gravel at 9,000 KES, murram at 2,500 KES, paid 7,000 KES labour charge, 2,000 KES loan at the Silk, 2,000 KES school fee for my four children, 40 kilograms of maize at 2,000 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now having a decent house that makes me proud and respected.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 4,500 KES to pay my medical bills. I also spent the rest on farming activities.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy a bull which can help me in farming activities. I also have a plan of settling my dowry with the remaining portion.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying furniture for my house using the first transfer, the second transfer we will spend on renovating our house by buying ten bags of cement and one lorry of sand, I will also buy a goat using part of the second transfer and the final transfer I will spend on connecting electricity to my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we managed to build a house and moved from our previously delapedated house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that getting basic needs as food and clothes is not easy as at times our income is very low hence making it difficult to support everything.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning to plough it. This makes me happy as I know that I will get food to eat in the end when I harvest the crops.