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Acca's family
Acca
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
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 completing the roofing to my newly constructed house. The house i was living in was small.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If i had not received transfers, my plans would still be on paper and in my head but I wouldn't have effected them so my life is different because i was able to put all my plans into action when i received transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by giving us money and allowing us to decide how to use it however it does not do well by choosing out some people and leaving out others. I would like it so much if everyone on the village received transfers.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($420 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 bricks,cement and sand because am buliding a big house since our house has been small with one sittingroom and badroom yet I have 3 children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to sleep in a big house which is cemented with many rooms.Am proud.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought a solar panel, paid school fees for children, a bed
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Constructing a house
 
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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 renovating my house and the remaining balance to buy land.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is buying a plot.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is feeding my children because I get less returns from the garden which can not sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am having a meal with my family.