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Table 10 Localized coping strategies used by households to deal with shocks (percentage of households in the previous 4 weeks)

From: Revisiting the Sphere standards: comparing the revised Sphere standards to living standards in three urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

Percentages of households who reported yes to the following: Korogocho Mukuru Viwandani
Used credit 57 47 32
Took a loan 16 27 11
Removed children from school 38 25 20
Household member left household 8 8 8
Begged for food or money 8 7 4
Stolen food or money 0.6 0.9 0.4
Know someone that stole 26 8 13
Got food/money from friend/family/neighbor 43 35 29
Taken a second job 29 31 22
Sold an asset 13 16 7
Used one or more of the above 84 72 59
  1. Source: IDSUE February 2014