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John
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($456 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing an ox which was worth 980,000 UGX then I hired a garden at 500,000 UGX and I also bought saucepans at 30,000 UGX. I am keeping the balance to help me buy food and other necessities.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I am very grateful to Givedirectly because that cash transfer saved my life. There is nothing bad that I know that givedirectly has done wrong.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is a very big difference in my life because to tell you the truth before I received the transfer I had weird thoughts of giving up my life due to lack of money to support myself, but the cash transfer changed my life alot. I am now surviving like any normal human being.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($477 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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access_time 4 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in my life is having no helper to provide me with assistance since I lost my beloved wife who past away four years later ,because now days I do garden work alone.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning most especially when I get up without hearing that some one has died within my village area .
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means helping me to rent more gardens to expand my production for good yeils and harvest.