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Sam's family
Sam
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time over 5 years 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 than it would have been because my life style has changed for the better and the business is helping me maintain that.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well giving us money to build houses, acquire livestock, household items and improved feeding among families; and I don't see anything it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to establish a bar business through buying stock and equipment, then also cleared school fees for the children.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my is a peace of mind. I am able to easily take care and feed my family than before where I would have to over think on what to do since I had no where to pick money and solve the issues around.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I felt exceedingly happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my first transfer to buy some plastic chairs, fridge and tables. This is because I hope to start a bar business that will act as my income generating activity and take care of my family needs. I also bought a cow that will also act as an investment. It will reproduce and then help in the future as I can sell off some calves to generate money to sustain my family. I am reserving the balance to cater for my family needs and feeding since at the moment, most of the things are for buying.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in my children's education. This money will buy scholastic materials and pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning time is my happiest part of the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is inadquency of money to invest in buying educational necesities for my school going children.