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Benter's family
Benter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
46
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($496 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought cattle (22000 KES) chickens (1000 KES) soil for my floor (3200 KES) steel door and window (11000 KES), water bill (2200 KES) refilled my gas (1500 KES), bought a dress and shoes (3200 KES) and the rest I spent on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I now have cows that will soon reproduce and give me milk.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to repair my pit latrine. I also used settled water bills with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to buy water worth 47,000 KES. I'm also planning to install the tank with the remaining amount.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy some livestock and keep some chicken and a water tank to water my vegetables
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement has been educating my child up to university level.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been falling sick,I have a blood clotting condition.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I have money and am able to meet my daily needs.