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Joseph's family
Joseph
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
60
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 5 years 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 because I'm now very clean. I can afford to change clothes on daily basis. Before, I was very dirty because I used the same clothe for garden work and for leisure. In addition, I have acquired an ox and a cow. I plan to use my ox for ploughing agricultural land during rainy season. In the past, I would plough my gardens late because I had to wait for the owner to complete before I could be given a chance .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving me a phone for communication and enabling me to access the bank which I had never in my life. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought Livestock (Cow), building materials (cement 10 bags,stones, sand 1 trip), household goods(bed, mattress) and paid a debt.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build a better house and buy oxen for ploughing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am seated with other members of the community at the centre.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen to open up fields for cultivation.