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Benter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my children, I also bought 2 goats, bought blankets, bought maize and am still saving the rest
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to be able to expand my clothes business that will be able to support my family and I would also like to build a new house for my son
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I was able to buy cattle, chicken and I was also able to afford to pay school fees for my children thus they were not sent home for school fees
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend 36000 my second transfer on paying my children fee,4000KES on food and the remaining 10000 KES on my bank account.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i no longer have fee problem as i used to. thank you GiveDirectly
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees for my 2 children with 6000 KES, I spent 1500 KES on a goat, 2000 KES on a sack of maize and the remaining 500 KES on other food. And that is how I used my token payment.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to venture in poultry farming and build for my son a house with this my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to use part of the money to start poultry business then use the remaining to pay school fees for my children in vocational training and secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is I single handedly paid school fees for my child until he finished form four.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is, I depend on weaving sisal ropes and the income I get from selling the ropes is too little that it can't sustain my family, sometimes we are forced to go without food because there is no money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am weaving my ropes for sale.