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48250 KES ($476 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of my second transfer on paying dowry for my life.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of adding capital to my carpentry business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have my wife after paying her dowry.
50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first lumpsum transfer on building an iron roofed house.I also added capital to my carpentry business and paid hospital bill to my wife who delivered.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a good iron roofed house.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy a mattress. I also spent the remaining amount to expand my carpentry shop.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build a spacious iron roofed house. I'm also planning to invest the remaining amount in my carpentry business.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to build a new house because this one leaks a lot whenever it rains since the roofing is worn out. I would also like to buy some workshop equipment since I make furnitures and I can only make money when I have sufficient equipments.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Looking back,I would say being a carpenter has been my proudest achievement because it has been my main source of income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I would say lack of enough workshop equipments has been my biggest hardship ever since I opened a furniture workshop since I've not been able to raise enough money to buy them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning when cultivating my farm because it keeps me busy.