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Benta's family
Benta
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
37
homeHousehold Size:
8
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the first lumpsum on paying school fee of 20000 KES, used 25000 KES on building and used the rest of the money on buying food for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was able to take my children back to school after staying at home for long due to lack of school fee, this has given peace.
 
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?
l spent the transfer to pay school fees of 5000 kshs for child, l also spent the remaining balance for medication.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to clear school fees and to build a kitchen.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my three children who are in secondary school,I will use part of the transfer on renovating my house by buying sand and ten bags of cement. The remaining amount I will spend on buying a generator and a pump so that I can use in irrigating my farm land and the rest I will buy two cows that will be used to pay for my dowry.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we have been able to grow vegetable like kales and sold the harvest which has enabled our kids to remain in school up to today.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our source of income is unstable and as we have three kids in secondary school this makes it tough on us as at the same time we need money to buy food hence it is a big challenge.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is is when I go out to look for some casual job of carrying stones in a stone quarry nearby and I get paid in the evening,then I am happy as I can afford to buy food for my family.