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Henry's family
Henry
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a plot of lnd for my children such that when i die they will have a place to stay.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in such a way that i am in a better financial position now to pay for my kids school fees and even buy land and food for my family which would have been impossible if I never got the transfer
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what Give Directly does well is to be transparent and sincerely concerned about the people they serve. They constantly check on them and try to help them in case of conflicts. They don't just give us money and leave but continue checking on us. I don't see anything they don't do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($426 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy a plot of land since i was living on the clan land and wanted to own mine. I also paid school fees for my children so they get a better education
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life was having got land. I didnt know i could own land by my self and thanks to GD that made it happen
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Well, school fees and iron sheets! I spent my first transfer on school fees for my five children and iron sheets for a six bedroomed house because the one I have now is very small. Now school fees for my children are paid and my house construction is in process. I am proud!
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was from the trading centre and when I reached home, I saw a mobile money message from GiveDirectly and i was happy because I knew poverty is going from my home.
 
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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 enlarging my house, pay school fees for my children and also buy a piece of land.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of my parents its because of them that i am who i am. Secondly my family because they have been there for me in any situation.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was when i used to over work and get paid less yet my family was fully depending on me. Digging a big part and get paid 500 which can not even buy food at home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening seeing my family still alive and healthy.