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When I received my first lumpsum transfer, I built a semi-permanent house of 3 rooms with 40400 KES, I spent 3500 KES on a sofa set and the remaining 6100 KES on food for my household members.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Initially, I lived in a one room house, that would lower myself esteem and prevent me from inviting friends and visitors in my house and therefore they would consider us mean, which deteriorated my social life. I have a big difference in my life since I built a bigger house that has revived my good relationship with them. I can now invite them over without any fear.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying 6 pieces of iron sheets ksh 4200,house hold goods ksh 2000 and trees for planting ksh 2000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend it on building my own house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We would like to spend half of the portion to buy building materials that will enable us build a bigger house.We would also like to rent a farm land where we can grow crops for our own consumption.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I own a home and I nolonger pay rent like I use to do before when I was renting a house at the center.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is lack of funds to enable me build a bigger house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the evening when preparing dinner for my family.