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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on enlarging my once small house for 25,000 KES since I never had enough space and my visitors had to sit outside the house before I enlarged.I also bought a solar panel with Television for 10,000 KES deposit. The solar light has particularly saved me from paraffin expenses which was burdensome since our son is a Fourth Form candidate and had to be finishing his school work every night using kerosene.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer o purchasing 15 pieces of iron sheets that I intended to use in extending my house which was initially very tiny to accommodate my family. I also added a sofa set to the one set that I had before. At least I am now fully prepared for reception of any group of visitors without necessarily running to the neighbors to borrow more seats.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I no longer suffer for lack of daily meals for my family not as before when knowing when to have the next meal was very unpredictable.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my children. I also bought maize and food for my household.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy the moment when I received my money.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have had so much difficulty in paying school fees for my son due to the very little money I get from vending charcoal. Besides this, we hardly get food and other necessities for our upkeep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
At lunch time after farm work as we continue with our activities back home
What does receiving this money mean to you?
To me, receiving this money means I will be able to own a bigger house than what I have now. One that can allow me to comfortably accommodate my guests at any time. I also plan to use part of the transfer to settle school fees for my son who is in form two as at now.