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Kazan's family
Kazan
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
80
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($403 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Yes on medication, school fees and food! I used my third transfer to pay for my medical operation charges, I had lower abdominal hernia , but I healed and I am now okay. I also bought food and paid school fees for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would have died of lower abdominal hernia if I had not received transfers from GiveDirectly. With the support of this money, I managed to be operated from Nakavule Hospital in Iganga Town, and I now live normally.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does a well to give money unconditionally to the poor people, giving cell phones free of charge, and sending us money via mobile money. However, I wish all people in the community benefit from GiveDirectly program.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($422 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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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?
Cloths for the wife bedding Kept some money to clear the medical bills for his pregnant wife
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Start a shop and do agriculture
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use my transfer to pay school fees for my children and invest some in agriculture
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is construction of my current house and I shifted from mud house which was small for my family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is providing basic requirements needed by family
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when am able to provide a meal to my family