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Helen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
This last transfer helped me pay school fees for my son who is finishing high school this year I also bought two sheep to help me remember the help of Give Directly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($488 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on paying school fee for my son who just joined form one, I made to sure to pay fee to cover two years meaning my son will never be sent home for fee in the near future. I then bought a new mattress because I had been sleeping on a bed without a mattress and it was very uncomfortable. I then spent the rest on buying 4 sheep which I will be rearing for later sales.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my husband no longer drinks at all, he stopped drinking as soon as we started getting the transfers because he believes it is God who blessed us with the money through give directly and that we should dedicate our time praising Him.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have saved a large part of my transfer that i will use to take my child to secondary school now that results are out and he has passed well.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming transfer on paying my son's school fees and buy him necessary items that will be needed when he joins form one.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to pay school fees for our son whom we expect to join form one next year. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to buy ten cushions for our chairs. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to buy one sheep as investment for future use for our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Having educated our son, who is currently employed as a teacher, up to college level, is the achievement I'm proudest of.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we're facing is inadequate income to buy food for our family, and pay school levies for our two children in primary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am relaxing at home, waiting for food I brought to be prepared, so that we have supper together as a family.