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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to live in a small house but now i have built a big house which i could not afford on my own.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
i used my transfer to build a new house (43500) and paid secondary school fees for an orphan i live with(6000).
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 1450 KES of my token payment on a water tank, 800 KES on a blanket, 2200 KES on a sheep, 4200 KES on 4 iron sheets and the remaining 1350 KES on food and clothing for my household members.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build an iron-roofed house of 30 iron sheets with my upcoming lumpsum payment since I am currently staying in a smaller room.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy materials which I will use to build a better house and also pay construction workers.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a waiter and with my wages I have been able to take my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of food, it has been a long time since it rained and our farms are very dry, so we cannot plant any crops and if the situation persists we might experience famine.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up, whenever I wake up when I am alive and well I always know that I will get some work and put food on the table.