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Noah's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on repairing my house which appeared to be very ramshackled. I also bought two calves for rearing and I invested the rest in the garden since the season was due.
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 that I now stay in a responsible house which appeals to not only the family member but also my neighbours.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to conduct barazas before giving out transfers in that it highlights on the programme and fulfils it as communicated.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on fixing doors of my house and also renovating it since it was almost falling on me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Sleeping comfortably is the biggest difference in my life. I bought a matress with my transfers so I sleep comfortably and am able to wake up early and go for work.
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 solar light because of darkness at home,plastic chairs for my visitors,mattress and sand because I would like to renovate my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Am now better because am nolonger staying in darkness, i have sits for the visitors, am sleeping well and now going to improve on house status
access_time 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My first plan on the cash transfer,i intend to complete and expand my house to look decent, the balance of the money i will buy a cow for dairy production for both home consumption and for sale to increase on my household income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I did have goats that i was rearing and when they could multiply, the sales from them i could use it to pay school fees for my children to go yo school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i am facing upto now is my incomplete house that if i get mobry i will complete it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy during afternoon hours when am chatting with my friends and having had a meal.