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Aidha's family
Aidha
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a house and school fees. I used my transfer to finish my house because the second transfer was not enough. I also paid school fees for my two children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have a good house from the transfer and my children are happily in schools therefore, my life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to sensitise us about the program and what we should expect from the program.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($424 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying school fees for my children,I also bought iron sheets i am going to expand on my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am able to afford food in this period when food is scarce in our community
 
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?
I spent my first transfèr on buying Ironsheets and bricks for building my house which has been small with only 6 ironsheets and I have some balance with me.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfer,I felt joy on my heart because I didn't expect it since i had waited for long without getting this money.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children, renovate my house and the remaining balance to buy some livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement in my life is educating my daughter who is in primary six and I wish her to become doctor.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is paying school fees for my children because making ends meet is hard.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I am in my sweet potatoe garden.