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I constructed a latrine using 23000 KES of my lumpsum transfer and spent 20000 KES on secondary school for my son and 7000 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the improved sanitation that GD has enabled me to acquire. I am currently owning a latrine for my household.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used it buy school books (texts and exercise books)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to build a toilet and pay school fees
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to pay school fees for my son who has just done his kenya certificate of primary education and is joining high school next year. Secondly l would wish to build a pit latrine since we do not have any. Finally l woul
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to build our own house because I did not have a house before.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is poor source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I receive help from my relatives.