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I bought a mattress worth 5000/- i bought clothe box worth 3000/- and the remaining 2000/- bought i bag of maize at 1800/- and the rest 200/- i spend on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I'm happy because i'm planning to build a better house. So far i can get my basic needs such as food ad clothings
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying mattress ksh 5000, metal box ksh 3000 and paid school fees ksh 2000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning on building my own home.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfer to construct a house because we are staying in a rental house. I plan to use the transfer to pay for my course. I also plan to use the transfer to pay school fees for my kids.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have managed to grow crops and got good harvest which we sold to get money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is scarcity of water. We have to travel for long distance to fetch water.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I manage to get some money. I become happy because I hope to buy dinner for the family.