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Stella
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I sent my second transfer for hiring 2 garden at 380,000Ugx, labour for cultivating the gardens and seeds to plant 145000Ugx, iron sheets,cement and labour for finishing my house 390,000Ugx, I also used part of the second transfer for buying a music system and Television and for making bricks.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly has done well to give me money that has helped me a lot and Give Directly has not done any thing bad.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different with this transfer in that I have been in position to complete my house that had stayed for long without completion because of lack of money, my family income has also been boosted because of this music sytem and Television that people come to watch and pay money and am expecting increase in my harvest this season because of the additional gardens I hired.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying building materials at 1,200,000Ugx, paid labour for builders 400,000Ugx and the balance I used for food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my fransfer I was over whelmed by joy and thanked God for Give Directly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I sleep in a descent house, am not worried of the rains now days because this transfer has enabled me to finish our house faster than I expected.
 
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access_time almost 7 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is famine due to bad climate changes brought by many factors like drought and this has affect my family food basket.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning after garden work and I come back home to chat with my children mostly when they are playing their games.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me to buy land since I don't have enough land for farming, buy oxygen for ploughing and the balance I will use for opening up my small scale business which will help to generate more income to my family.