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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
44
homeHousehold Size:
6
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a larger portion of the money in enlarging my house and used 7000 KES in opening a business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I had a small house that could not fit my family but now I have a bigger house.I also now have a source of income from the business I opened.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6000 KES of my token payment on 10 lorries of sand, 2500 KES on a goat and the remaining 1500 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I have been living in a poor and small house and therefore I will expand it with the whole of my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfer to plaster my house. I also plan to use part of the transfer to pay fees for my child in a driving school. I also plan to use part of the transfer to pay for my medication.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to build a house for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is that of hunger. When became sick and not able to look for food, it was hard for the family to have food on the table because am the only bread winner.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up alive and am able to go to the farm.