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Bendict
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
subsistence farming
faceAge:
72
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer,I used it for building a permanent house for my self.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
They have done well in giving us cash transfers but some times they delay to give second transfers when they have not found out whether we have got the first money without any challenges.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that my life is now renewed, I now look younger because I now sleep in a permanent house. Without Give Directly and at my old age, I would have died sooner than later.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on treating myself and on buying 10 iron sheets which costed 230,000 UGX and I also spent 150,000 UGX on paying school fees for my child. Then I also bought two bags of maize grains , and I also plan on buying other construction materials for building my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
First of all I had a persistent back pain medical condition which could not allow me engage in garden work so I was really very happy and I give thanks to Give directly for sending me this cash transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My health has improved and I am very happy. I can now do my work with ease and without any worries of falling sick again. I am also happy because I was able to pay for my child's school fees and I also look forward to constructing my house.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I faced is the accident I got which made my leg lame. I can no longer do alot of constructive work like digging for long hours
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the evenings when I have taken some local brew (waragi) and at the same time am listening to my radio.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving the givedirectly money will enable me construct a better house. The house am sleeping in is not a habitable for a human being