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Zaina's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying building materials and constructing my house since i was staying in my co-wife's homestead.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would still be dependent on my co-wife for housing needs however my life is different in a way that i am now becoming independent thanks to the house I constructed with the transfers i received so I will soon vacate my co-wife's house to my own.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by sensitizing us on how we could possibly utilise the transfers.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($420 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying bricks, and cement since i want to construct a house. This is because the house I am living in is for my co-wife.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to become independent is the biggest difference in my life. I have always wanted to live my current home and leave independently of my co-wife though this wasn't happening since i didn't have money to get another house however with the transfers, I am constructing a house in which I will live.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying iron sheets. I want to construct a house because the house I am living in is not mine.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felf very happy when I received the transfers because I had lost hope since I delayed to receive.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying a plot, pay school fees for my children and the remaining balance to start my saloon business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement so far in life is paying school fees for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is meeting all school requirements inclusive school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am conversing with my neighbors after finishing my work.