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Subsistence farming
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1239 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I hope to construct and probably relocate ,he is very willing to move to the next relocation by the government.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly has done abundantly well, I strongly appreciate your processes, and I recommend the same to the next level of help..
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I spent most of the money on buying a plot of land to put a simple structure as I wait for the opm to come and I move to next location
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($646 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at home. I was very happy I thought about getting a piece of land so I could relocate.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I now have a piece of land. My family is fine. I can now buy land and build a house in a safe place
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Piece of land so that I can relocate.
access_time 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
With the transfer I plan to buy a plot of land at USD 811 in mbale where there is safe place, build a house worthy USD 811 and come back my from Kenya to settle there. I also use USD 216 to buy a cow and then the balance of USD 35 will be used to build a kitchen.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite the fact that I live miserably, I became so happy when people from Office of the Prime Minister came on 18th/08/2022 register me for rescue. At this, I had hope that any time support will come my way and move out of this landslide and flash floods prone area to safer. Though they have never come since then.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I currently face a problem of flash floods which forces me at times run away and sleep at the neighbour's place. The landslide has destroyed my crops causing poverty in my family whereby I am un able to meet some basic like food, good beddings. This forced my wife to go to Kenya to look for money and I am now staying with my one son who was left with me.