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Ben's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed because am generally happy having constructed an iron roofed house. The future is brighter now, am thinking of other developments because the house issue is sorted. Before, I was sleeping in a grass thatched house with many rats that destroyed the food and the grass thatch leaving the roof leaking. I did not have hope of constructing an Iron roof house at this early age of mine but GiveDirectly has made way.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to follow up the trustee helper cases after receiving the transfers. This has reduced the rate at which helpers and trustees defraud recipients. They also do well to handle the registration problems in time which enables those affected get their transfers in time. I haven't seen any thing they have done bad , every thing is good so far.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying construction materials that I used for completing the construction of my iron roofed house. These materials include; 22 iron sheets, nails, timber, ceiling wires. I also bought a mattress and the balance I spent for purchasing food.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I'm always excited because I have commenced on the long awaited dream of constructing a permanent house for myself.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy because I had never held such an amount of money at once.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent only Ugx200000 of the first transfer on brick making and I'm planning to spend the balance to buy more building materials.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means, I will construct an iron roofed house since my current grass thatched house leaks
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons when I have finished to eat food and there is nothing that is annoying me
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is lack of enough money to erect a better house to live in.