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Benina's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
l am planning to build a pit latrine so l bought 3 bags of cement at 2400 kshs, bricks at 6000 kshs, sand at 14000 kshs, l also bought solar at 10000 kshs, digging the toilet 4000 kshs the remaining balance l still have it with me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because l am now using solar for lightening.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer on building a small house for my chicken ksh 3950, the remaining part i bought shoes and food at home .
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a toilet since i do not have one .
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use part of the transfer to fence my homestead to protect my garden from destruction by livestock. I also plan to renovate my house and buy furniture to fit in my house. I will use the remaining balance to feed my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that make me proud is that I have managed to educate some of my children and they are able to support their respective families.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when my husband was sick before he died. It took us a lot of money to pay his medical bills but he unfortunately he succumbed. I am still grappling with that big loss.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I wake up in the morning and am able to get something for breakfast.