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Margret
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I am happy because the cash transfers have helped me alot. I am planning to start constructing my house soon.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly does well by giving people cash transfers that have helped them alot. On the other hand there is nothing wrong that I can point out about givedirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase building materials worth 1,260,000 ugx and household items worth 350,000 ugx. I also paid school fees with the balance of the cash transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness because I feel proud to be able to buy things i didn't have.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recieved the money, I felt so happy that i wanted the night to end fast.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a few household items, and the balance, i intend to build a simple iron sheet roofed house.
 
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access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building an iron roof house for my household.This will then provide a comfortable shelter for my family members.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Afternoon time is my happiest part of the day.This is after having a meal with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to cater for my children's educational needs like books, pens and uniform.