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Kenton's family
Kenton
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1662250 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved now, the transfer has enabled me buy a piece of land where I am going to construct my home. Before, I was staying in a rentle, stressed and hopeless of getting any money that would enable me get this big a chievement. I thank GiveDirectly for the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly did well not to ask for any money before enrolling us into the program. There is nothing they did bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer for completing the payment of a piece of land that I had deposited for with my first transfer. I bought baby's clothes and food with the balance.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($467 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There is a big difference now in my life because I have started paying for land where I am going to build a home. Since I married, we are renting a house at the trading centre at UGX 20,000 and the only way to get money is by being a casual labourer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt happy when I received the transfer. It was my prayer that I also get land where I can build my home. I thank God for answering my prayer through GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer for buying the piece of land.
 
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access_time 5 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I have acquired my own plot of land. Currently, I am renting in the center for six month now from the time I was chased with my spouse from home, we did not have where to stay.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy a round 1:00pm. That is because it is the time I am in prayer thanking God for the gift of life, my family and the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of land. I do not have land of my own because my husband was born out of wedlock, we were chased from home and now rent in the center. I just hire land for crop cultivation which is very expensive for me.