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When I received my first lumpsum payment I paid 20000 KES secondary school fees for my son, I spent 15000 KES on a sofa set and a table, 8000 KES on a bed and a mattress and the remaining 7000 KES on daily household needs like food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now of the same status with my village mates: good housing, good chairs and tableware which has boosted my self-esteem the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5,400KES on buying ironsheet as part of materials for building an iron roofed house. I also paid 2,600KES for school fees for my child, and spent 1,900KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy cement, sand, timber, nails and round poles which will be used to build my own house. I will also use the funds to pay workers who will build the house and if some of the money is remaining I will use it to expand my green grocery kiosk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having started a green grocery business and it has enabled me to provide for my children and even educate them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is that since my husband died, the only breadwinner is me, I get very little profit from my business and this is hardly enough to provide adequately for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after closing up my green grocery, I usually feel very happy when I am counting how much money I have made on that day.