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Benter's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I bought a water pump to help me in my horticulture farming this I did with my last transfer, I also bought two bulls to help me in ploughing the farm. Farming has helped me alot I have acquired a tender to supply vegetables like tomatoes and kale in a nearby school and retailers also get to get their vegetables from my farm.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying school fees for my daughter in high school and buying two oxen for ploughing my horticulture farm. I also repaired my house walls and spent the rest on household foodstuffs. I am now busy farming and looking foward for a good harvest this season.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my child who used to stay home for long waiting for school fees is peacefully studying without any fee arrears. Buying oxen has also made my work easier during this planting season compared to before when I had to rely on borrowing.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my children and spent the remaining money on food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at home preparing dinner when I received the transfer and I felt so excited because I wasn't expecting it.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Firstly, we intend to use part of the transfer to buy water pump to use in irrigation of our farm where we grow tomatoes, watermelon, cucumber, kales and other vegetables. Secondly, we plan to use another part of the transfer to build a chicken house for our local chickens. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to pay school fees for our daughter in secondary school in form two, and also to pay college fees for our son, who is expected to join a polytechnic next year.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Having educated my three children up to form four with savings from my horticultural farming, is the achievement I'm very proud of.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is being without farm equipment, especially water pump, that has forced me to borrow every time, is the biggest hardship I have faced.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after having supper, and resting before I go to bed.