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Moses
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
40
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($443 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?
This financial support has made it possible for me to construct an iron roofed house which I desired in my life. Furthermore, I have started a business of selling cooking oil and empty Jerry cans which generates income for running of my faimly. Previously, I didn't have enough money to build an iron roofed house and Providing for my family was quit challenging because I depended on causal labour.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to send me unconditional cash that I spent to build an iron roofed house. On my side GiveDirectly has only done good.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase 16 pieces of iron sheets, a door, 4 bags of cement, a trip of sand, timber, nails, binding wire and paying for construction labour.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is better now in that, I can afford to buy anything I desire at anytime because the profits I get from the Business have helped cater for my household needs like food. From the time I received this transfer, The debt burden has reduced since I no longer borrow money for survival as it was in the past.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received my first transfer because I did not have any avenues of getting money money to enroll my child to secondary education. In addition to that, My dream of constructing a Iron roofed house will come to fulfillment because the money will help me in purchasing building materials and pay labor.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My transfer was sent during the time schools were opening, I have a child joining secondary education and I decided to enroll him to school. I bought materials required by the school, paid fees and I spent Ugx 624000 for both secondary and primary going children. I'm currently occupying a grass thatched house and I have need to construct a iron roofed house. I have started the project of house construction by molding bricks and I have so far spent Ugx 675000. I also bought household items like clothes at Ugx 40000 and spent Ugx 211000 to start up a business of selling jerrycans and cooking oil. I saved Ugx 150000 for future use.
 
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will build a permanent house for my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening while resting with my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggiest hardship in my life is lack of enough support for sustaining my family welfare.