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Benta's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to pay school fee for my child who was sent home for fee arrears. The remaining balance l spent to build kitchen for me to have a place where l can cook.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer is that, I could not have manage to pay school fee for my children.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well in improving people's lives by giving them nonrefundable transfer. I did not see anything that Give Directly did not do.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My children two had fee arrears so i used 31000KES to clear their fee.I also bought four goats at 11000KES. The remaining amount i want to buy iron sheets to construct a new kitchen.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference i have seen in my life is that my children used to stay home because they dint have school fees but now they are going without hiccups.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6,000 KES to pay school fees for my son and the rest was spent on buying food in the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to complete payment of school fees for my child and also repair and plaster my house.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to pay school fees for my children in form two and class eight I plan to start a charcoal business and maize business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proud of is taking care of my children by taking them to school and feeding them for 18years now without their father who passed away.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was when my husband died and left me with three kids to care for who were still at a very young age
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when am seated with my children talking about the days events