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Benter's family
Benter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When we received our first lumpsum transfer, we spent on bulls and paid my dowry as follows: 41000 KES on 3 bulls and we used the remaining 9000 KES for organizing for the ceremony.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
We are now happily married since my dowry was paid and this is the biggest difference in my daily life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 3,200KES to buy a mattress because my mattress was too old and thin. Paid 2,000 KES to my child in academy school. Used the remaining portion to expand my retail shop business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to enlarge my house because my current house is small in size. I'm also planning to cement both walls and floor of my house because at the moment its earth.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to buy beddings, furniture and to expand our house. My husband also plans to pay dowry.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is our last harvest. We harvested around 4 sacks of maize, this will push us for quite a while and has reduced our expenditure budget.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face now is the burden of farming. We have to hire people to help out and this costs a lot.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when especially if I had a good day and everything I wanted to do went as planned.