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Wakobubi's family
Subsistence farming
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1289 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I hope to buy a motorcycle so that I can transport my children
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD fulfilled its promise
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought two cows so that I and the family can have milk. I bought land so that I can build a house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($633 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was here at home and I felt so happy together with my family, the first thought was to pay the land that I had always desired to acquire .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I feel I am safe now together with my family now that we acquired the land we had longed to get so that we can relocate. Cash received has enabled us to pay for land
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Paid off the the plot of land in a safe place for me and my family members and paid school fees for the children
access_time over 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
With this transfer, I plan to a plot of land worthy USD 1081in Dududa Town council. I also plan build a house that will cost USD 675 and shift my family from a high risky areas to a safer place so that we can live happily like any other person who living good life. I have been struggling with paying school fees for children so I also opt to cater this using the balance of USD 135 so that they can school regularly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Amidst all hardships I have go through with my family, I felt very happy when I harvested coffee, sold and earned some money to for basic needs in the family foxample I food and my lived happily without stress.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I currently face a problem of landslide which makes us always that may be swept away and lose our live. I also go through hardships to raise school because I am un able to start up even a small business that can earn dialy income to cater basic needs and school for my children.