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I purchased some bags of cement worth 11580 KES which I'll use to cement my house. Bought a bed worth 4000 KES. Purchased a mattress at 4200 KES. I still have the rest of the transfer at hand which I'll pay those who will cement the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I sleep comfortably on a new mattress. I was sleeping on a thin mattress and couldn't even enjoy my sleep.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on a solar lamp (4000), farming (3000), a bag of maize (2000) and food (800).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to plaster my house and buy a goat.
access_time almost 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy a solar panel for light, renovate my house by cementing walls and the floor and to buy a ploughing machine and cattle for farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is building my home. I am proud because my husband died when I was still living at his parents home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is the burden of paying medical expenses for my child who suffers from sickle cell anemia.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go for casual work.