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When I received my second transfer, I used a total of 26000 KES to renovate my house by fixing new metal windows, putting a fissure board and muding the walls afresh with sticky clay soil bought from a neighboring village because our soil is not suitable for the work. This has given a face-lift to my house which was so old, dilapidated and on the verge of collapsing. I then bought 2 sheep to rear in my home and used the balance to buy foodstuffs for my family since we also did not have enough food in the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now stay in a renovated house without worries of it collapsing on my family.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying special kind of sand to repair my house (10,000 KES)
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt excitement because at long last I would be able to undertake a Project (house repair) that had been pending for long due to low income.
access_time 12 months ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to build a house in our home. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to buy furniture. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to pay school levies for our child in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am very proud of is, having bought two cows, with savings from my casual work, as an investment for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, paying rent every month.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mornings, when I have been enlisted as a casual for my casual work.