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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
20
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
We deposited 40,000 KES with Family Bank in a scheme that will allow us to get a motorbike, bought a battery for 7,000 KES and battery acid for 300 KES. The rest was spent on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The motorbike that we will get , will enable us to get daily income to meet several HH needs.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought two goats at 6,000KES, 4 iron sheets at 2,200KES, two kilograms of nails at 500KES, I then added some money to the remaining cash and bought a sack of maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to buy two cows and a plow so I can be able plough my own farms.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to build a house, buy a ploughing machine for farming and to purchase a motorcycle which my husband can use for business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of furnishing my house. Looking back when I got married we had nothing at all. I am proud because now we have all the basic household items.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is that our income sources are low and unreliable, totally dependable on luck.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I clean the compound. I like being in a clean environment.