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Wakyeka's family
Raising livestock
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1215 USD)
access_time 15 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I want to put up a business and grow more crops, do poultry
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Transparency, Fulfilling promises and so much more there is nothing i see that GiveDirectly should change
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought two cows because it is a great investment for the future
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($618 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Was weeding in the garden, was very happy, thought of buying cattle
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
He had failed to clear a debt, and buy piece of land
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Bought land, and cleared some debt for the cow
access_time 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Once I get this money I will be able to put up farm of chickens worthy $543 and also be able to acquire the necessary feeds, feeders the chicken. Then I have always desired to have my own goats. So this an opportunity for me to purchase 23 worthy $54.39. And I believe this will bring about great improvement in my life and family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was so happy when I got to see my friends circumucised October,2022. In our culture it's very important for one to get circumiced and now they are considered asgrown ups and ready for marriage. During that time, we have cultural dances, the act of being smeared with wet soil,it's also a great time for interaction with other people, relatives with in the village., Not forgetting the Christmas season. I and my family had enough food to eat, drink. And also had enough time to sit together and have discussions as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge I face is Lack of money in that I am unable to feed my family. And the change in weather from a rainy season to a hot season, crops are not able to grow thus lack of food.