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Stephen
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, my living standards have improved. I was able to meet my family needs such as clothing, beddings and food something that I wasn't able to do easily before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by making me to be one of the beneficiaries. On the other hand, there is nothing bad that GiveDirectly has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on goats, bed linen and utensils. I also gave part of it to my child for treatment and I'm planning to use the balance for building another house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the feel of being more healthy due happiness for having acquired a bed, a mattress, a solar that were not in my imagination to ever be in my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That moment I received my money, I felt so happy to be receiving such an amount of money in a life time.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to buy cement and sand to plaster the house, bought household items like mattress, a bed, a solar panel, then paid children's school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My plan is to plaster the house with the transfers onces I receive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours while chatting with my spouse.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of food to feed my family. This is because last year I did not realise better harvest.