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I plastered the walls of my 3 room house with sand and cement which cost me 30000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer then I spent 15000 KES on a heifer and I paid 5000 KES primary school fees for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
It was initially stressful to keep my children in school due to lack of adequate finances, which used to embarrass me and demean my roles as a mother, but since I received transfers from GD, they have been constantly in school which has made me proud and improved their performance, the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to pay my 5 children in primary school fees. I also purchased family clothes with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because at the moment it is earth and requires frequent repairs which is also expensive. I'm also planning to buy a cupboard where I can keep my utensils.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Planning to spend the transfer on pay school fees for my children
Planning to spend the transfer on finishing my house
Planning to buy at least one or two cows that can act as a source of income through milking and farming in the coming years
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement so far are my children whom I can always see at least I am different from those who really have so much wealth but ni children
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced in life has been our medical conditions that derail us and drain a lot if funds from us
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day are my mornings when I wake up and able to get a source of income that will pit meals on the table for me and my family