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I invested 3000 KES of my first lumpsum transfer on maize and beans farming, 6000 KES in phone charging business, I spent 25000 KES on 3000 L Ken Tank, and the remaining 16000 KES on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the improved living standards that I have acquired since I started receiving transfers from GD. My family members are able to eat a balanced diet something that has improved their health and immunity hence saving on frequent hospital bills.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the money on acquiring my newborn requirements and food. I also settled 4,800 KES debt.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to start clothes business and renovate my house.
access_time 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house since I want it to be more spacious.I am also planning to add more stock since I am a business woman who sells second hand clothes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proud of owning a solar panel since it is the main source of power in my house thereby reducing my dependency on traditional power sources.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced is that since I sell second hand clothes,my stock has reduced and I am not getting enough income that can sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I would say the happiest part of my day is during morning hours especially on Sundays when I offer phone charging services to my customers because I make more money and save some for future use.