Paul Kiarie is a Boda Boda rider who built a house using savings from the business.
The 28-year-old moved into his new house with his family on January 10, 2023 from a mabati house that they lived together.
Here is Paul’s story as told by WoK.
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While most people might despise the Boda Boda business, Paul built his house using proceeds from the business.
He noted that he started the construction of the two-bedroom house with Ksh 10,000, adding that he could not save large sums of money because he could be tempted.
“I had saved up to Ksh 30,000 earlier but ended up taking my family to Mombasa and went back to zero,” Paul recalled.
In a bid to save to save more money, Paul moved his family from a Ksh 5,000 house to a Ksh 4,000 one-roomed.
They lived in the house for a while before moving to an iron sheet house where they lived until the construction of his house was completed.
Paul got the initial building material which included 800 blocks which cost Ksh 43,000, a lorry of red sand and black sand which cost Ksh 16,000 and 9,000 respectively.
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He paid for the materials in installments.
“I took them to the site and convinced them that if I defaulted they knew where to find me,” he said.
The house boasts an open kitchen, sunken lounge and a bathroom.
Further, Paul dug a 35-feet borehole for water supply and installed a solar system to avoid electricity bills.
“Prayer, passion and commitment have been the key because temptations are all over. I also have a supportive wife and one child,” he said.
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