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I used my first lump-sum transfer to build a kitchen (15000), paid school fees (10000), bought a seven seater sofa set (11000) bought a steel door (9000), 2 bags of maize (4000) and food (1000).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because I lacked a lot before GD came into my life. My child who was meant to do a final year missed school for a whole year because i dint have school fees but now he is in school without worry of being chased away. I did not have chairs of my own but now i am not worried, even if the one i was given is taken away. I used to cook in my house and sleep with my chicken buy now i have a kitchen that has space for other personal use.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the entire transfer to pay my high school daughter fees.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to use a larger portion of the transfer to settle my daughter's whole year fees. I'm also planning to purchase some furniture with the remaining amount.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my child.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement has been taking care of my children that I was left with when they were very little
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was losing my husband and having to fend for my family on my own. I am also sick.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part is when I go home from my casual job and I have something for my family