Hellena is a farmer of cow peas, vegetables and fruits. She lives in Kalawani village where she is currently building a house. Hellena has been weaving baskets ever since she learning the skill from her grandmother as a girl. Now she’s weaving one basket a week in Kyondo women’s group. She earns a month four thousand Kenyan Shillings; the incomes have helped her buy building material for house. She is also planning to invest in largescale farming of mangoes, since she gets some good harvest whenever its mango season. Important things to Hellena are a healthy life and her family.

• Born: 1957

• Family: Six children