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Benta's family
Benta
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to dig a well to provide me with water in my home, I spent some amount t pay school fees for both my children who are in high school and college and the remaining amount, I spent to buy bedding and utensils
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have a well in my compound and will not have to walk long distances looking for water, I no longer buy kerosene since I have solar lighting system. I would not have achieved all this without the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us transfers secretly hence the was no violence in the community. I have not seen anything that Gd did not well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing fertilizer hoping to get more yields, built a borehole to avoid going to the river which is very far from my homestead and spent most of the transfer on paying fees for my children who are in high school and college to acquire education.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest different in my daily life is the easy of getting water for the daily use since I managed to construct a borehole hence I nolonger go to the river which is very far from my homestead.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($96 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on land preparation for 4,000KES and dry maize grain for 3,000KES, the rest on assorted food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt honoured because this was money that I could spend on family needs without being expected to repay back.
 
Enrolled
access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to pay school fees for our children who are in secondary schools and college. We also intend to buy two bulls and a ploughing machine for farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having been able to educate our children through high school and college.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is the lack of proper farm equipment, farming is our main source of livelihood.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my farm.