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Vigilio
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have own a cow and started a business of selling bricks that I could not afford before recieving this money.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well to give me money that has enabled me buy cows and start up a business for selling burnt bricks, and Give Directly has not done bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for purchasing a cow at UGX 900,000, making and burning bricks at UGX 500,000. I have not yet spent UGX 232,000 but I am planning to spend it on making more bricks for sale.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My mind is so settled that the organization has picked me from zero to a certain level. I had not married my wife but now i'm going to used the cows i purchase to marry her.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I became so happy when i received the transfer.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent 1200000 ugx to buy cows and the remaining 500000 ugx am going to use it for making bricks for the house construction.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will use it to buy cattle for ploughing to boost my farming activities
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the afternoon after completing my day tasks
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was disturbed alot with Sickness