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James
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
47
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a bigger house for my family since my previous house was small with little space to accommodate the whole family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I wouldn't be having a beautiful comfortable house like the one I recently constructed with the transfers i received so my life is different because i vaccated the old small house to the big comfortable one I recently constructed.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by giving us unconditional money.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a three roomed house because I have been sleeping in a grass thutched house that was almost falling on us.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i have been able to start on the construction of a better house for my family and we hope to sleep better soon.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying ironsheets ,bricks because I would like to expand on my house since its small and I also bought a mattress.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt good the moment I received the money.I had taken my phone for charging and my son who is also a receipient told me that ,they have sent the money to people in the village .I had to go where I was charging my phone from and checked on my phone,i saw the mobilemoney message Thank you.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying a piece of land and also build a new house because the one we are in is small for our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my house because i used my money to buy it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is being bewitched which nearly caused my death.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am doing my work which is digging.