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Steven's family
Steven
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a house because the one I was living in was small and grass thatched.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would be suffering from poverty if I had not received transfers because I did not have a stable source of income however with the transfers i was able to eliminate the poverty.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by delivering as promised in the earlier stages of the program. It also does well by coming to visit us in our villages whenever we encounter problems.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 20 ironsheets at 360.000, 2 trips of sand 100.000 , 10 bags of cement at 300.000 and timber at 150.000. Because I wanted to bulid a big roofed house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life has changed because am better than those days when I was sleeping in a small grasses house which was linking.Thank u Give Directly because you have helped me to improve.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought a mistress, bedsheets, blanket, hoe, clothes, wood for burning bricks and food
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Build a house and start trading in agricultural produce
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a beautiful house because the one i have is not nice looking.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the mental rooftop from grass thatched because it used to link whenever it rained but now sleep peaceful.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is when i used to have a grass thatched house and whenever it rained me and my family would get wet to the extent of sitting till morning without any sleep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when i get something to eat for my family.