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I spent my first transfer to build a house and a kitchen.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was living in a iron walled house but now built a iron roof house which is bigger and comfortable.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 7,000 KES to settle some debts. I also bought my child in school some books.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a new iron roofed house. My current house is too small and in bad shape.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy materials to be used to build a better house for my family, build a pit latrine and finally use the rest of the transfers to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked at the lakeside doing odd jobs with my spouse and eventually we managed to save enough money to be enable us pay school fees for our son who is in secondary school, we also managed to buy a motorcycle which we use as a taxi.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income for my spouse thus we fear that we will not be able to pay school fees for our son, this means that he might be forced to drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am at the lakeside buying fish from fishermen offloading their catch. The atmosphere is often very merry with almost everyone laughing and this makes me very happy.