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I spent 46000 KES of the first lumpsum in catering for the cost of building an iron roof house, bought furniture at 4000 KES and used the rest of the money in buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because I now have a big plastered house which makes me proud unlike the previous house I had that was dusty and almost falling.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 1,000 KES school fee for my son, bought a mattress at 5,000 KES then bought a sofaset at 4,000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build an iron roofed house then cement the walls and floor.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy some dairy cows, a few oxen and some chairs for my living room. The remaining transfers will be used to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having made sisal ropes and after selling them I was able to buy two goats and a water container , making sisal ropes is a very tedious process and to be able to buy something with the money I get from my sisal ropes makes me very happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy a ploughing machine and two oxen, I till my farms using manual labour and this is not very productive, we may abandon farming for a while until we get money to buy the said items.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when my children come home for lunch, when I see them smiling and eating their food I feel appreciated and this makes me very happy.