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Benta's family
Benta
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
52
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my entire third transfer to buy laptop for my child who is in university to aid him in his studies.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I am not stressed on where to get the money to buy a laptop for my child, I would not have managed to pay school fees for my children without borrowing from ROSCAS and also I had enough food to sustain my children during the dry season. This would not have been possible without the transfer and I pray to God to give you more strength to continue with your work.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well in giving us money directly and sent the money just as promised, the staff who talked to us were humbled and never lied to us and taught us well on how to spend the money wisely. GiveDirectly should consider working with clan elders who relate well with the community.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to pay school fee for my two children who are in secondary school, the remaining balance l spent to buy furniture.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l have manage to pay for children their school fee, after they have stayed home for so long because of lack of school fee.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I cleared college fees for my child, who had been staying at home and this was stressing me a lot when I could realize how the child was missing lessons. He managed to go back to school and thank to Give Directly, he is currently catching up.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When I will receive my upcoming second transfer, I will clear school fees balances for my children so that I may live a stress-free kind of life. The rest of the money will go to household daily needs like food since we are not having adequate one in the stock.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use the transfer on paying school fees for my children in secondary school. Then l will use the remaining amount on rice farming. I will spend the transfer on the following expenses; plough ,harrowing ,seed bed preparations and farm inputs.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Being able to send two children in to the university is my biggest achievement. One of them is studying computer science and is a first year in Moi University.I was able to pay their school fees though rice farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in my life is making ends meet.This year the rain were low,so our crops did not do well.l have to spend alot of money in buying food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening a when l spend time with my children.They crack jokes thats make me forget about the day's hustles.