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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying household furniture. The rest of the money I used on buying irons sheets which I plan to build with in the future. I want to build a house because the one I am currently living in is small and I need a spacious house because of my children.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer to buy salon equipment for my salon business, bought armchairs and their cushions, bought a steel door and two steel windows to enhance my family's security but but most of my transfer was to spent to buy iron sheets for the new house I intend to build.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a stable salon business where I get my daily income and supports my spouse to take care of our family. I will soon build a new house in my own compound and this makes me very happy.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 1,800 KES to buy uniform for my children, spent 1,500 to buy school text books for my children, used 5,000 to pay school fees for my children , used 600 KES to buy bedding , and the remaining 1,100, I spent on buying 14 tins of maize for my family's consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to use my second transfer to buy equipments for my salon business, and use some of the transfer to start building a house for my family.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to build a new house because my house is in a very bad condition. Secondly I would wish to open up my own saloon to generate income. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to educate my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l used to live in rental house but we have now built our own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening after doing hairdressing and getting some money to buy food for my family.