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Augustine's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed because I have cleared debts which were stressing me. Before, I had no money to clear it. In addition, I have built permanent house. Previously I had only a grass thatched hut.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by helping me get wherever I never had like bed,clothing and buil ding permanent house. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought building materials worth UGX 1,000,000. He spent the balance on clothing and household goods.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that now I'm going to start the construction work for my new house which will provide good shelter for my family because at the moment my family stays in one grass thatched house which links when it rains.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I felt very happy because I have been waiting for such an opportunity to make my life better.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy iron sheets at 448,000ugx, making bricks costed 160,000ugx, paid debts worth 300,000ugx, clothes at 130,000ugx,sauce pans at 60,000, two jerry cans at 12,000ugx, a bag at 30,000ugx and savings worth 520,000ugx
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will build a permanent house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I wake up healthy
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is maintaining the welfare of my family especially when sickness strikes.