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Benta's family
Benta
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
38
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30000 KES of the first lumpsum in constructing a borehole and used 10000 KES buying building materials (iron sheets and timber).
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I can easily access water because water is a real headache in this area so I no longer have to beg for people to allow me fetch water from their place.
 
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 plastered my main house with sand and cement using 8000 KES of my token payment then I spent the remaining 2000 KES on clothing for my household members.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will dig a well and build a house for my son using my upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to drill a borehole that will help me curb water shortage.I am also planning to spend a portion of it to finish plastering my house and lastly to pay for my son's fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is owning a female sheep that is capable of giving birth to young ones that I can later on sell to raise school fees.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I have a severe headache and my throat is also painful hence I don't have enough strength to source for funds inorder to seek proper treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is during lunch hour after I have prepared a nice meal for my kids and I'm able to sit back and watch how they enjoy it.