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Helena
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
67
homeHousehold Size:
3
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought one cow at 14,000 KES, two sheep at 4,500 KES, I bought 25 iron sheets at 17,500 KES, wooden seats at 3,500 KES, one mattress at 4,000 KES, one still door at 6,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now having a very nice body and am eating well.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token payment on buying a sofa set and one goat. I spent the remaining on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming lumpsum payment on building a house, paying school fees for my four grandchildren, farming, buying food and a cow.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Planning to buy at least one cow for milking Planning to change the house because at my age smearing has become a problem I want to use it for farming such that when I get the produce I can be able to eat well.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My biggest achievement that I can never be proud of is when I bought 7 tailoring machines and did business but got stolen during the Iddi Amin war in Uganda
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been since my husband passed on and left me behind with one child was taken by in law who we got seven sons whom I educated but after some years six of the sons passed away now am left with one son who is a complete drunkard who is
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moment of the day is when I can do my business and get some money to feed my grandchildren despite being unwell.