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Derrick
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
18
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($398 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a house because the one I was living in was small and grass thatched.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I can now afford my basic needs with the money I received from GD which wasn't the case before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD does well by giving us money when we actually did not expect it or work towards earning it in any way.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a bigger iron roofed house because the one i was staying in was small and grass thatched and most importantly it was my dad's house that i was living in temporarily.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to handle a huge sum of money that is actually mine and also owning land is the biggest difference in my life. This is because I had never held such money in my entire life.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying iron sheets, matress, a solar panel
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When i get i next transfer, i am planning on constructing an iron roof house as i suffer alot in this grass thatched house during rainny season
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer on buying a piece of land and building myself a house. I wish to leave my parents court yard and be independent.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was the harvest of my first lot of rice from my garden last season.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life was the dropping out of school because of lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the evening time because this time I plan for my following day how I will be able to earn some money.