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I used 9,000KES to pay debt we had incured when building our house, bought one lorry of sand at 5,000KES, 10 bags of cement at 8,000KES, paid 5,000KES labor, used 20,000KES to get electricity into our home and then added some money to the remaining amount and bought clothes for myself and my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now staying in electrified home and I feel a bit higher in life than before.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to settle some loan. I also used the rest of the transfer to buy sand which I'll use to cement my house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to cement both floor and walls of my house because at the moment it's earth and need frequent repairs which on the other hand is expensive. I'm also planning to invest the remaining amount in livestock.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to buy a sheep because it is the only animal that can survive in this hot climate. I would also like to venture into paultry farming because I want something that will generate some income for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say,I am proud that I'm not paying rent anymore because I own a house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that my income is scarce and it is not enough to sustain us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning when I'm operating my small business because it is my daily source of income.