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Mariam's family
Mariam
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($424 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on finishing the construction of my house. I did this to create more space for my children since the previous house was small.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
We(my family) had so many needs but we couldn't facilitate them because of no money however my life is different in a way that my family can access its needs with the transfers i received.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD does well by giving us unconditional transfers.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
Yes, on a plot of land! I used my second transfer to buy a plot of land because O did not have my own land where I could build my house, but now I can build because I have a acquired a piece of land.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to acquire land is the biggest difference in my daily life. I am happy. I have used the transfer to acquire this piece of land and I am proud.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Well, iron sheets! I spent my first transfer on iron sheets for a 3 bedrooms house because my current house is very small and I wanted expand it into a bigger house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I saw this money on my mobile phone that i had to dance a bit with laughters of joy.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on enlarging my house and also plaster it. Secondly buy a cow for milk tea. Thirdly build a kitchen because i cook from outside so when it rains cooking has to be on hold.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my house because before this we were living in a grass thatched house which used to leak.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
None
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get to converse with my friends.