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Benta's family
Benta
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
53
homeHousehold Size:
5
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a bull cow 25000 KES, paid school fees 7000 KES, sent my daughter 10000 KES for her treatment and spent the rest on buying food and clothes.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I feel happy and relieved after paying school fees and hospital bill for my daughter. I have also bought a bull cow which I am proud to own in my home.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees (secondary school) for my child for 5,000 KES , bought a bag of maize at 1,800 KES and bought a goat at 2,500 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy two bulls to help me in farm work and continue paying school fees for my child.
 
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access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy oxen which will help us when we are tilling our land and also pay dowry for my daughter in law.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having been a green grocer, I worked for many years and managed to save most of my money, eventually I was able to settle my late husband's hospital bills.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of a sustainable source of income, my children often sleep without eating anything but I am unable to do anything about it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is around midday when I am having lunch, it makes me very happy to know that I have finished all my tasks and can now enjoy my lunch.