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Francis
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
67
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 9 days 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 family is happy because I built an iron sheet roofed house and my daughter was able to go aboard because the cash transfers I received helped her in the clearing process. This would have not be possible with out the GD cash transfers. Thank you GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has empowered people in my community financially, in that people have built better houses, bought household items and cattle, and there is nothing bad GD has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy food at UGX 132,000, a bag of ground nuts at UGX 100,000, clothes at UGX 100,000 and gift(processing a passport) costed UGX 1,300,000.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that now I can easily afford household necessities.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I felt happiness in my heart.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to bricks at 600,000ugx, poles at 52,500ugx, cement at145,000ugx, iron sheets at 270,000ugx, utensils at 100,000ugx, solar at 100,000ugx. I'm planning to begin the construction work with the balance of the money.
 
Enrolled
access_time 4 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen for ploughing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my grandchildren return from school and they are healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen to support my farming activity.