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Mafabi's family
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1215 USD)
access_time 15 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Recipient plans to concentrate on his business and house so he can raise money to support his household
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In fact there is a great difference because GD delivers what it promises except other agencies which promise and don't deliver
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Created a new business
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($615 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I am free because I started my business I nonger work for pro
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I started a babers saloon and I also completed my house
access_time 9 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I plan to used this cash transfer to finish up building my four roomed house, fix the seven wooden doors worth $160 . I will also be able to buy land that is flat and safe from landslides. I will use the remaining amount start up a mobile money business where I can sit and monitor the inflow of money because this kind of business favours my health.
What is the happiest part of your day?
What brought me joy was that I was able to sold a cow which I was taking care of that belonged to one of the neighbors in the village and got profit of $162, and used it to start the building process of my four roomed house though at a stand still due to lack of finances now.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a hair dresser and during this season is very hard to get customers for my kind of business because every person is trying to save the little money they have to sustain their families and find it so hard to get money for food. This is the most challenging part of my life because of my health I am not able to carry heavy things and do heavy work. I am diabetic.