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When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I spent 13200 KES on 22 iron sheets, 9000 KES on a mattress, bed sheet and a blanket, 2000 KES on utensils, 1500 KES on water tanks, 3200 KES on a sack of maize, 3600 KES on clothing for my household members and I saved the remaining
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I never had means of getting food, however, I can now afford all meals; breakfast, lunch and supper, living a healthier life the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid debt of 5000 KES and spent 5000 KES to buy utensils, clothes and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to builds a new house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
access_time almost 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house because it's small, construct a pit latrine to improve the hygiene of my dwelling, clear my debts and set up a small business where I can sell basic household commodities to my neighbours in order to earn daily income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I am a dedicated single parent to my family. I work hard to ensure they eat and attend school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is poverty. I depend on subsistence farming and the produce is never very good so at times my family suffer and even go without food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my family is gathered for dinner and thanking God for protecting us throughout the day.