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I renovated my mum's house at 10,000 KES. I paid my son's 15,000 KES school fees. I bought a solar panel and a wet cell at 12,000 KES. I also bought timber at 4,000 KES and constructed a chicken house at 4,550 KES. I spent the remaining amount on school fees and my daughter's medical check up.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
These says I can afford to pay for my daughters transportation to and from hospital to attend regular check ups, previously we trekked a long distance to access the facility.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on paying school fees for my children.I also leased a land I want to plough.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on paying school fees.I also want to repair my house and my mother's house.I plan to rear chichen too.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees for my children and leasing a piece of land
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was when I built my first house and married my wife
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is when we discovered we were HIV positive and had to walk for long distance to hospital to get drugs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part is that I do my best to see my children go to school