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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
80
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 3 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, my health has improved as I was able to get my self proper treatment when I was ill. The fact that I will be completing my house makes my life different as well. This would not be possible if I had never recieved the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, give directly has done well by giving me money that I am spending as I want. However, it has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I plan to spend my second transfer to complete my house as I have already bought some plastering soil that I will be using to plaster it. However, I spent part of it for getting proper treatment as it came in at the time when I was sick.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($465 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am happy now. I am more healthy than before then seeing that my house is being completed.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I felt very happy and grateful.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most my first transfer on construction of my own house since the one I am using now is very small. Matter of fact, it was a kitchen that was made my house since the one I had before had fallen due to the floods. I had been sick for some time now and when my transfer came, I used part to go and get proper treatment. As I speak now, I feel very healthy than before. I also used some of my transfer to buy some decent clothes and shoes. I had really taken long without having descent clothes as the ones I had were fading off. Since this money came in the time of famine, I also decided to buy some food staff that helped fees me and some family members.
 
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access_time 8 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i am faced with is inadequacy of food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the moon time.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will be able to build a better house, buy food.