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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 iron sheets at 19,500 KES, wall and roofing poles at 15,000 KES, 13 kilograms of nails at 5,000 KES, paid 5,000 KES labor charge, used 3,000 KES on food for the workers, bought four school bags for my four children at 2,000 KES and two school uniforms at 400 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now able to use my own items like my own seats unlike before when I used to borrow things from my co-wife.
 
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 spent my token payment on buying a set of chairs.I also bought maize for my consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building my own iron roofed house.I also want to pay school fees for my child in secondary school.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build my own house and pay school fees for my son who has joined secondary school this year.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having that I have never had problems getting food for my family because I always till my land and get bumper harvests.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack enough money to be able to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school and he may be forced to drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I meet with my neighbors and we chat. The atmosphere is usually relaxed and this makes me very happy.