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I used my transfer to buy iron sheets (20000), pay a debt i borrowed to pay school fees (15000), bought plastic chairs (5000) and am using 10000 for daily household needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now sleep comfortably on the mattress and bed i bought, and after paying the debt my heart is now peaceful and i will build a new and spacious house with the next transfer, thank you a lot GD for the support.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 3,500 KES to buy a bed. Paid my daughter in collage 5,000 KES fees. I also bought foodstuffs with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a larger iron roofed house because my current house is small in size. I'm also planning to buy a cow with the remaining amount.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy oxen for ploughing my farm, pay college fees for my daughter and enlarge my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having built my house after the death of my spouse and I have managed to educate my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is the fact that I am aging and thus cannot fend for my family as we as I used to before.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is around two o'clock whenever I meet with a few friends.