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Majeri's family
Majeri
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
61
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My standard of living has greatly improved in that, I am sleeping in an iron roofed house that does not leak. The new house has made me very happy because I am now having peaceful nights. Previously, I slept on a grass thatched hut that leaked whenever it rained.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well to give me cash that was used for constructing for my an iron roofed house. GiveDirectly has only done well to me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay back the money I borrowed for complete my house, took to church, bought a mattress, food, 2 bags of cement and paid construction workers. I have not yet spent UGX 700,000 but I am planning to spend it for buying a cow.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The difference I have in my daily life is the delight I feel because I am now healthy since I was able to get proper treatment. I am happy as well because my house is near completion. This will relieve me from the burden of renovating my grass thatched house yearly since I am now aging.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Although my sight is failing, I took my phone to the LC1 to check for me as everyone around me was saying money had come through. At that moment of realizing money was in my account, I felt so happy. This is because I would now allocate work of building and my treatment.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy building materials such as bricks, sand, iron sheets, timber, cement and paid labor that constructed my house. I then bought some household items such as utensils, and food. I used part of my transfer to get treatment since at the time it was sent, I was really ill.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I plan to spend this money for building an ironroofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon, it's a time I chatt with neighbours and this relieves me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The bigges hardship I face currently is sickness. I have been diagnosised with pressure and this is so much stressing, since Iam a widow no one to consule.