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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
47
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($478 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying cement and sand that I used to repair my house that was not in a very good condition. I also spent some of the money on paying school fees for my two sons in secondary and university respectively. The remaining amount I spent on daily food for my family.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid 15,000KES school fees for my child in secondary school, and spent 4,000KES on repairing my kitchen. I also spent 10,200KES on buying cement and sand for finishing the floor of my house, and gave 10,000KES to my only brother who is orphaned and needy to repair his house. Our parents passed away and left him living in very poor condition. I also bought 2 sheep for keeping.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I do not worry so much now that my child has not been sent away from school due to school fees arrears.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 10 iron sheets and nails at 7,700 KES, roofing poles at 1,500 KES then added a little of my money to the rest of the cash and paid 1,200 KES labour charge.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to furnish my current house by cementing its walls then pay my high school daughter's school fee.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy new roof for my house and pay school fees
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that managed to finish my house to the state it is now since my husband passed away.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is paying school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when we are sharing a meal.