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I bought 20 iron sheets att 15,000 KES, wall poles at 6,000 KES, three kilograms of nails at 3,000 KES, roofing poles at 3,000 KES, one big water tank at 1,500 KES, used 4,500 KES to till land, 2,000 KES on weeding, bought two sacks of sorghum at 3,000 KES, one sack of maize at 2,500 KES, used 5,000 KES to start a business, one sheep at 3,500 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I no longer go without food for the whole day and work for people as before.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent the transfer to buy seats . l also bought water containers, l also bought food for the family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l plan to to build a house .l also plan to start a business.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to build a new house since our house is very small and can not comfortable accommodate my family. Secondly l would wish to buy household items. Finally l would like to pay dowry to my people to appreciate them.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have done farming which has helped to interms of food security.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is poor source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when Givedirectly staff visited my house knowing that I am going to receive cash transfer to help improve my life.