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Harriet
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
36
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying tuition for my daughter to do a teaching course. She had sat home for close to a year without money to go bck to school so i used this chance to pay for her to go back nd study.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfer because through this money i have been able to pay my daughter's tuition, build a small house and also take care of my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give directly does well to give money without paying it back because it would have been hard to get all this money back. It's also goo that they allow everyone interested in the money to register. Makes it a fair way of doing things.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($424 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to build a house since I have been sleeping in a small house which was not enough for my family
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am hoping to have a bigger house since I am building one so I am no longer stressed about housing
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a cow to rear so that me and my family we start taking some milk.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when i recieved my money i felt so happy because in my entire life i have been digging but i have never got that amount.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend the transfer on building a toilet for my home and also building a better house for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is the birth of my four children who make me so happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was the death of my husband thirteen years ago.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the evening because if I have made some money during the day, it's when I go and buy something for my home.