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When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I built a semi-permanent house of 40 iron sheets with 39725 KES and I invested the remaining 10000 KES in a food cafe.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am no longer living in a rental house, which used to be expensive for us since I have built my own house in courtesy of GD, which has enabled me save on recurrent expenditure-rent and invest in other areas of development to my household members like farming.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4,500KES on buying seats, and 2,300KES on buying maize for consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet ,timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house for my family.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a house because I am currently living in a rental house, assist my three siblings with school fee because my parents are jobless and use the remaining amount to boost my hotel business so as to increase my level of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have been the breadwinner to my family after my mother passed on. I have worked hard to ensure they eat and attend school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I lack money to build my own house. I want to be able to adopt my siblings but my house that I have rented is too small to accommodate them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the morning when I set off for work. This is because of the benefits that I realize through my hotel business.