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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I have been using tin lamp and I always feared of that it could burn the house down as it is was very risky. The smoke it always emitted was also very unhealthy as the children could cough frequently. This is a gone case as I spent part of my third transfer on buying a solar lamp. I also spent some on paying school fees for the orphans that were left under my care after their parents passed on. I also bought food for my family consumes. My living standards have gone up.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer I renovated my old and dented roof of my main house. I replaced the old iron sheets with the new ones and then bought a solar panel that I erected on the roof. I am glad that the roof is leak-free and again I depend on solar energy for power as opposed to paraffin which is expensive and environmental unfriendly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am no longer depending on paraffin for lighting and cooking but instead I consume solar power which is healthier and more environmental friendly.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a mattress and a bed since I was in dire need of getting a comfortable sleep. Some parts of the roof of my main house had been blown off and therefore I renovated it to curb it from leakage. That is how I spent my first transfer.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning that when I will receive this my upcoming second transfer, I will build a new house since I am afraid of the one we are currently living in since it is weak and may collapse on us. The rest of the transfer would help me expand my general shop.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to buy new iron sheets and renovate my roof which is leaking.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my small business of selling cooking oil. I do run this business from home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is the fact that I am staying in a house with a leaking roof.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at night when I am retiring to bed after I have finished all my day's work.