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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 15 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of seven members with five children. My husband is a casual laborer and I am a housewife. The first born daughter is supposed to join secondary school on February 2023. I do not have any investment that will help raise school fees for the daughter. She has a school fees structure of $450 per year apart from the uniform and the other shopping cost. I will use $800 to pay school gees and also cater for the required shopping for her to join the secondary school. I will also use $200 to buy food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My family most of the time goes without food. However, during Christmas my husband brought shopping that made the family enjoy chapati after a long period. The family last took chapati in the previous Christmas.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband is a casual laborer and I am a housewife. He earns approximately $60 per month and sometimes he gets a lower income than that. This money is not enough to sustain the family for the whole month. Sometimes the family goes without food and mostly we take one meal per day. My children have grown weak due to malnutrition. Lack of food is the challenge I am facing in life.