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Benter's family
Benter
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
22
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought 30 wall poles at 4,800 KES, 38 roofing poles at 6,080 KES, 20 iron sheets at 14,000 KES, nails at 4,320 KES, paid 7,000 KES labour charge, used 4,000 KES on food for the workers, water for construction at 2,000 KES, clay soil at 3,000 KES, two sacks of maize at 3,200 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My house is now very spacious hence my visitors get very comfortable when they visit me and all my items are safely inside the house the house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought cushions 3200 KES and a bed 4500 KES and spent the rest of the transfer to buy food for the family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer payment.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to invest in commercial farming of cereals like maize and beans, to renovate our house and to household items that we lack.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is the small business I ran. I sale rice. I am proud because it keeps me busy and gives me some income. Through this I am able to provide financial support to my husband.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face is the need to renovate our house. The finishing was not well done.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when hanging out with friends.