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Nikalon
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
78
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The cash transfers uplifted my household alot. I sleep in a well complete plastered house courtesy of the first cash transfer. In addition to this, I acquired household items such as a bed and utensils which I could not afford before. I also purchased an ox which has boosted our labour force. Previously, I had to borrow oxen for ploughing and which was embarrassing.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GiveDirectly does well to send the poor unconditional cash transfers. Secondly,GiveDirectly does well to follow up on how recipients are spending their transfers. On the otherhand, I cannot point out any wrong doings connected to GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfers to purchase an ox and a door. Then the balance was spent on food.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life will soon change because in the next few months, I will sleep in a clean complete iron roofed house. Currently, I sleep in a dusty incomplete house. When my clothes fall down they get dirty.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy because I got money for plastering my incomplete house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have bought (2 trips of sand) worth UGX 120,000. There is a balance of 1,580,000 which I'm planning to spend on plastering my house, renting Agricultural land and treatment.
 
Enrolled
access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this i will renovate the house and buy some cows.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am resting after lunch.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is illness. I have a heart problem.