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Budesta's family
Budesta
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on school fees and a cow. I used my third transfer to pay school fees for my 7 children for a first adademic term of this year. I also bought a cow for future income for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life changed after receiving the transfer in that I now feed well, I am able to pay my children's school fees in time, I sleep well on a good bed and my children have good clothes.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
On my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to give us unco unconditional which has helped us pay for our children's school fees.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($420 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought another cow from my second transfer now I have two cows. These cows will be a source of livelihood for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am living a happy life well knowing that my source of livelihood is secure. I will raise the cows for milk and I will be selling the offspring to support my family
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Cow
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Renovate a house and get land for agriculture
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to spend my transfer on renovating my house to be a beautiful home because it looks bad.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is contracting a metal roof house from grass thatched house because we used to get wet whenever it rains.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in my life is school fees for my children because it makes me sad whenever they are chased from school because of school fees and sometimes i wonder whether God has forgotten me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is afternoon and evening because getting something to eat for my family for lunch and dinner is not easy due to the weather. So when i get something to eat for my family it makes me happy.