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Hellen's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 50 iron sheets since I wanted to construct a main house and kitchen. I then bought uniforms and dry maize for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have enough food in my house, and I am less stressed over fees issues.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer on paying my children exam fee 5000 KES and bought food for my family 5000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building my house..
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to spend our transfer on building a new bigger house,paying school fees for our child in secondary school and lastly we will invest the remaining amount on farming by buying fertilizer and paying for labour.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of was when we bought one cow which hopefully will be giving us milk both for personal use and for sale.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship currently is on living in a very small and squeezed house with all our children some of which are grown and should be sleeping in their own house built for them but due to lack of money,we're forced to have them here.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my farm,I'm a subsistence farmer growing cassava, sweet potatoes and maize.