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Hamidu's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
Oh yes, a house and a cow ! I used my third transfer to build a house because the old house was over leaking. I also bought a cow for rearing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if i didn't receive a transfer, Because I wouldn't have been able to build a house!
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly gave me money directly on my phone and I didn't see anything that was not done well.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buliding a house because I was sleeping in a very small house and also pay school fees for my child because I had not paid her school fees reason being that I lacked money to do so.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have peace at my heart because am now sleeping in a big roofed house with my family and also my child goes to school which was not the case before.Am happy
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought bedding, iron sheets, school fees, and also spent on food
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
To start building my house and also pay fees for my children
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a better land and Invest in produce business for home sustainability.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is this house and a mattress. She married me when I was sleeping on a mat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I ve faced in life is children's rampant sickness coupled with lack of funds for treatment.this has left me with a lot of debts from friends and relatives.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is the afternoon when I go to the center to interact with peers and come back home at around 8pm.