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Stella's family
Stella
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Oh yes, a house! I spent my third transfer on building a house since It was my brother accommodating me. Thanks
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if i didn't receive a transfer, because i wouldn't have been able to build a house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Well , Everything was done well. For instance, GiveDircetly was transparent!
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($425 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a motorcycle so that i can get daily income and also cheapen the transportation system in our village.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is being able to open up a motorcycle business to easy the transportation system in our village
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($111 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Yes, a goat, 2 beds, bedsheets and utensils! I used my first transfer to buy a goat beddings and utensils because I was lacking them totally. I am happy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was spending my daily life worrying how life is going to be, but this day made everything around me brighter. The day I received money on my Mobile phone from you GiveDirectly! This money brightened by days a head of me and am extremely happy.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a house on my own, start up a shop as a business for my daily income and lastly pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my family because it takes away the worries for a day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is when i lost my mother if it was not for her i would not be here.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening sitting with my whole family conversing how the day was.