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I spent 7000 KES of my token payment on 10 iron sheets and the remaining 3000 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a semi-permanent house of 40 iron sheets with the whole of the upcoming lumpsum payment.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a big house because my house too small for my family and revive my shoe and clothe vending business that went down due to lack of capital.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that through hard work, I have a house and my children are in school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack a good source of income. My spouse hires a motorcycle that he operates as a taxi but a lot of his income goes to the owner and therefore very little is left for us and he is a polygamist.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am at the farm working because I am convinced that my hard work will bear fruit.