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Nuubu's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building a kitchen for my home. I also used part part of the transfer to pay for medication of my daughter who has a strange illness and for stocking food for my family.
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 a way that I can access basic needs for my family with ease and I now have less stress.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to consider giving transfers to people without conditioning them. This makes the programme perfect.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($424 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on renovating and plastering my house because it was a mud house with weak walls so I feared that it could collaspse at one point. I also bought a cow for rearing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being happy and free from problems related to finance is the biggest difference in my life. I can now facilitate my needs because of the transfers.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a Solar light because i was staying in darkness,i also brought a mattress since i was sleeping badly and bought a bag of posho because we have been staying hunger.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Am so happy and I thank GD for giving me money since i have light at my home, sleeping well and food is available at home.
access_time 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer on improving my house with cementing and building myself a kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is the birth of seven children who are taking care of me now in my old age.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was the death of my two children and my parents some years ago.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part on my day is morning time because it is calm and peaceful.