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48200 KES ($475 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building a new house since the previous one located near the lakeside had cracks all over and this meant smearing it during raining seasons which was very expensive spending 1000KES for a the work done. Right now I can use the amount in paying school fees or even buy books for my child, I am very happy because I no longer think about smearinng it anymore.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer on running a shop that costed me 48,000KES (i sell beans,rice and sorghum seeds)and i used the rest of the money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is being able to have a shop of my own that helps with fending for my family and having my own pit latrine on my compound.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 2,000 KES to dig a pit latrine, bought three bags of cement at 2,400 KES, gravel at 1,000 KES, sand at 1,000 KES, other floor materials at 2,300 KES then paid 500 KES labour charge for constructing the latrine.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build a more spacious iron roofed house with cemented walls and floor.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a toilet as we don't have one, I will spend part of the transfer on building a bigger house as we will buy twenty iron sheets and timber that will be used in building the house and the remaining amount I will spend on paying school fees for our child who is in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that I have maintained my business of selling agricultural seeds at our local market and this has enabled me to take care of my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that getting school fees for our children is a challenge as our income is very low and at times our kids are sent home due to unpaid fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to the market to sell the agricultural seeds which include beans and rice in the morning. This makes me happy as I am able to get some money that I use to support my family.